Aid4mail has a free tool that extracts messages from a Unix/Linux mailbox and creates one file (.eml extension) per message. Once extracted, the .eml files can be viewed either in Mozilla Thunderbird and/or Microsoft Outlook.
While the application is a big help, you will still need to put in some effort in you have many, many, many files that need to be converted. As I was in a similar situation, I decided to create a Windows batch script for this purpose.
The Windows batch script is given below
@echo off set DIRNAME=old-emails cd %DIRNAME% for /f %%i in ('dir /b *.*') do ( echo Converting %%i rem echo Creating %%i.dir rem mkdir %%i.dir rem cd %%i.dir c:\mbox2eml-0.1.1-win32\mbox2eml -f %%i -d %%i-eml rem cd .. ) cd .. echo Done
- Aid4Mail MBOX Converter – http://www.aid4mail.com/free-mbox-converter