How to Import Gmail MBOX to Outlook PST files?

Do you want to convert Google MBOX to PST to open Gmail emails with Outlook 2019, 2016, or another version? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The solution for the query “How to Import Gmail MBOX to Outlook PST format” will be discussed in this blog. Continue reading for a step-by-step guide.

Previously, Gmail account users could export MBOX files from Gmail using third-party applications such as- Thunderbird. Users must first set up their Gmail account in Thunderbird with IMAP protocol. And after that, they can save Gmail emails in MBOX file. It is a very lengthy process. But it becomes easier with Google Takeout. You can now import your mailbox of Gmail into your local system in just a few taps with Google Takeout program.

“How to import Google takeout MBOX to Outlook” becomes the most popular question among all users after downloading emails from Gmail accounts. All selected mail folders are downloaded as MBOX files, which can be opened with Mozilla Thunderbird, or other MBOX supported email clients. But Gmail MBOX file cannot be directly imported into Outlook because Outlook only supports PST files. So here we have provided is a three-step process that outlines the entire procedure to Export MBOX from Gmail, as well as import Gmail MBOX to Outlook.

eSoftTools MBOX Converter, best programme for converting Gmail MBOX to Outlook PST file. Multiple MBOX files can be converted into separate or a single PST file using this program without any compatibility problem.


Step 1:- Export MBOX file from Gmail Account?

You can skip this phase if you’ve already downloaded your Gmail emails to your local system. If, however, your emails are still in your Gmail account and you need to export them in MBOX format, follow the steps below:

  • To export your Gmail emails in MBOX format, open Google Takeout and sign in using your Gmail account.
  • A new page will appear after the user logs in. From there first, click on Deselect all, then choose the Mail option under Select data to include and hit on Next.
  • Pick any one Delivery option from the provided drop-down list. Choose the file type in which you want to download archive Gmail files. Select the file size as per your need and simply click on Create Archive button.
  • After this, you will receive an email with an attachment.
  • Press the Download Archive button, and after downloading the file, Extract Zip this file. You’ll note that all of your Gmail mailboxes have been Exported in MBOX format.

Step 2:- Convert Gmail MBOX to Outlook PST

  • Use the eSoftTools MBOX Converter Software to convert Gmail MBOX files.


  • To add Gmail .mbox file/folder to the software, press the Add File/folder button.
MBOX Converter
  • Now the user will see multiple options. To select google MBOX file or folder you can choose any one of the Select MBOX file and Select MBOX folder option.
MBOX File/folder selection
  • You can also preview your emails with attachments in preview mode to select the required folders.
View MBOX file emails
  • After the folder selection, click on the Convert MBOX button to export the selective folders.
Convert MBOX file
  • Select PST as your conversion option and select the location to save the resulted PST file. After that, press the Convert button to start and complete the conversion process.
Convert MBOX to PST

Step 3:- Import Converted PST in Outlook

  • Click File —> Open & Export —> Import/Export in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Select “Import from another programme or file” in the Import and Export Wizard, then hit on Next to continue.
  • Now choose Outlook data file (.pst) option and click on Next.
  • Click on Browse button to select the PST file, and select the additional option depending on your needs.
  • Finally, select the folder and subfolders that you want to import and press the Finish button to start the import process.


Since the MBOX file format is incompatible with Outlook, importing Gmail emails into Outlook is a difficult task for the user. As a result, a specialist utility to convert Gmail MBOX to Outlook PST format is needed. To assist all users, we have defined a simple but effective method for performing this migration. One can easily import Gmail MBOX to Outlook by following the step-by-step instructions.

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