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Viewing Age-Old MBOX Archives is now just a Click Away

Published on 06 January 16
MBOX file is an electronic mail extension that comprises of strings of concatenated email messages that are segregated by the From and Blank field headers. We have seen the marginal increase in MBOX email users as these MBOX email platforms are open-source, cross-platform, and compatible application. Some of the most popular MBOX email clients are AppleMail, Entourage, PowerMail, Eudora, Postbox, and Opera, etc., which users predominantly utilize for fulfilling their email communication needs.

MBOX files are universally used by UNIX based Operating Systems, which offers enhanced security to the email messages that are exchanged between users. The reasons for the popularity of MBOX-supported email platforms are:

  • Compatibility to Apple Mac, UNIX, and Microsoft’s Operating Systems.
  • Equipped with intuitive tools to search specific emails furiously.
  • Availability of numerous MBOX platforms at free of cost.
  • Enriched graphical user interface of MBOX email clients.
It should be noted that the MBOX file format couldn’t be opened on MS Outlook or any other Microsoft email client manager. Hence, in many cases the usage of MBOX email client puts user into disadvantageous state as it doesn’t work with any other email server technologies. Because of such limitations some unfortunate users, who doesn’t have the MBOX email app functioning on their systems, are necessitated with a task to read important email messages. The major bottleneck comes when you need to access MBOX file when the MBOX email platform is itself not available.

There are many reasons that put hindrances to open and access the MBOX email items. Some of them are:
  • Inappropriate Windows registry keys restricts normal accessibility of MBOX.
  • Corruption in the MBOX file due to virus attacks or hard drive errors.
  • System doesn’t have the MBOX supported platform.
Secure before you Access MBOX Files

To facilitate precautionary measures for avoiding any chances of MBOX file damage or corruption, you should backup all the MBOX files. Furthermore, if you have collection of MBOX email and highly interested in backing up the email items on Mac OS, then the additional painful task you have to execute is downloading the latest version of Entourage application. If you easily get the latest copy of Microsoft’s Entourage application, then perform the following steps to backup MBOX archives:

  1. Launch the Entourage application on Mac OS and resize it to view files present on desktop.
  2. Select the MBOX folder for archiving in the Entourage Folder List Pane
  3. Press Left-click and drag the folder to your desktop.
  4. You can view that MBOX archive is generated with the same name as in the Entourage Folder List Pane.
Apart from this procedure, if you are faced with a completely different situation where neither MBOX file is corrupt nor MBOX-supported email platform is available, then how you are going to open the confidential MBOX emails without any glitches? One unique solution to the problem is a trustworthy and reliable third-party MBOX viewer application.

Solution: Kernel MBOX Viewer

Kernel MBOX Viewer is the freeware solution to provide the rich hierarchical preview of MBOX email items even when the computer system doesn’t have the minute traces of MBOX-based email platform. The software uniquely supports almost 20+ MBOX email platforms and has the provision to filter emails to view them in accordance with the email Meta data like To, From, Subject, Date, etc. Furthermore, this enhanced software can be formidably operated on versatile Windows Operating Systems, including the latest Windows 10.


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