Benefits of OST to MBOX Conversion

Here, we are going to discuss about the benefits of converting OST to MBOX. Many of the readers have asked me about the need to convert OST to MBOX.

Here, I am sharing one of the questions with you so that you can relate more with the topic and things we are going to discuss here.

‘I am a regular reader of your blogs. I love the information you provide. Your method of explaining a topic is really good. Today, I have a query for you. Can you tell me about the benefits of converting OST files into MBOX file? How it helps us and what we can achieve through it. It will be a great help if you can provide an article on this topic.’

Need to convert OST to MBOX format

I understand your problem and here I am with the best answers. There are several benefits of OST to MBOX conversion.

Before moving further lets know a little about OST and MBOX.

OST File

Offline Storage Table is the full form of OST. Exchange server uses this offline MS Outlook file.

It is not compulsory to stay connected to the mail server while doing work.

It means you can still use it if you are not connected to the internet.


MBOX which is also known as Berkeley format which is used to store collection of e-mail messages. It stores all the messages of a folder in a single database file.

The main advantage of using MBOX format is that you can find similar files in one folder. You don’t have to waste your time in searching for the similar types of file.

Now time to tell you about the benefits of OST to MBOX conversion. Here we go –

No Server Needed – Yes, in OST to MBOX conversion you don’t need to have an exchange server. It means you can complete this process in the offline mode. Even if you are not connected with the internet, you can work on it.

Security – MBOX file format provides you high security for your private data. OST files do not provide security and thus can be hacked easily. This thing doesn’t happen with MBOX files. It is not easy to access data in MBOX format. A huge and compelling reason to use it.

Another big advantage of using MBOX is that it saves your all similar files in one folder. You don’t have to waste your time in searching for the files. There will be a separate folder for each category. You just need to save it once and can access it anytime.

Now, I hope you are no more confused on this particular topic.

To convert OST files into MBOX files you can use the trial version of ‘OST Extractor Pro’ which is free to use. If you found it useful you can upgrade it.

Here is the link to use the tool –

convert ost to mbox

If you have any queries, do tell us. Till then, stay tuned.