Jun 12, 2022 | Email Conversion

How to Convert Claws Mail to Outlook?

By Deepak Singh Bisht

Claws Mail is a very popular lightweight email client. It is a free and open-source email program. Many personal and professional users use it as their default email program. Claws Mail supports Windows, Linux, and MAC OS. It uses IMAP and POP for email retrievals.

Default location of Claws Mail: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mail\{mailbox}

Features of Claws Mail

  • Highly configurable
  • Calendar
  • RSS aggregator
  • High-level security
  • Anti-spam
  • Robust and stable

Reasons for Claws Mail to Outlook migration

There are many reasons behind the Claws Mail to Outlook migration like Email applications get slow, performance issues, etc. These days many users prefer MS Outlook to maintain communication with the client. As a result, many professional users migrate Claws Mail to Outlook.

How to convert Claws Mail to Outlook manually?

There is no direct method available to migrate Claws Mail to Outlook. However, you can still follow some steps to convert Claws Mail to Outlook manually.

Step 1: Export MBOX from Claws Mail

  1. Launch Claws Mail
  2. Go to the File menu and select Export to MBOX file option
  3. Select folders which you want to Export
  4. Provide a path for MBOX file and click on Save button

Step 2: Import MBOX to Thunderbird

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Install ImportExportTools NG add-on
  3. Right-click on Local folder and select ImportExportTools NG
  4. Select Import MBOX file, choose Import one or more MBOX files and Click on the OK button
  5. Now, select MBOX file and click on OK

Step 3: Convert MBOX to EML

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Right-click on the imported folder and select ImportExportTools NG
  3. Select Export all message in the folder and choose EML format
  4. Provide a destination path and click on the Save button

Note: There are many other simple methods available to convert MBOX to EML.

Step 4: Import EML to Outlook

  1. Open MS Outlook
  2. Select all EML files and drop it to Outlook

After the process, you can easily access exported EML files with Outlook.

Note: This method is long and requires many application. If you are not a technical person, then go with a third party MBOX Converter tool.

Convert Claws Mail to Outlook using MBOX Converter

To perform Claws Mail to Outlook migration, we are going to use the SysCurve MBOX Converter tool. This is one of the safest tools to perform this conversion.

  1. Install and Open MBOX Converter
  2. Click on the Browse option, select the MBOX file, and click on the OK button to start the loading process. (To Export MBOX use Step 1)
  3. Once the loading process gets completed, then the software will generate a quick preview mode. You can select any item to see details.
  4. Select the Export option and choose folders which you want to Export
  5. Select PST file as an Export option and provide a destination path to save the Output file
  6. Click on the Export button to start Claws Mail to Outlook conversion.
  7. After the conversion, you can easily open the output PST file with any version of MS Outlook.

To Convert Claws Mail to Outlook free, try the free version of the MBOX Converter. By using the demo version, you can export the first 20 items from each folder.

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