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What is MBOX? File Format Description

MBOX is a term that represents a family of file formats that was designed to store collections of email messages. It was first used in 1975 as a part of the sixth UNIX edition. Because it is a much older and more simplified form of email storage, MBOX files are what's known as "concatenated". This means that all the information is linked together in one long chain, or in MBOX's case, a series of text. You can recognize the MBOX format by looking at the first few characters of the concatenated text which always begins with "From_".

Having been in use for more than 35 years now, MBOX is often considered the most common format for storing emails. Although many developers have begun to move away from the format there are still a few that use it, including Microsoft Entourage, Mozilla Thunderbird and Qualcomm Eudora. Given the fact that concatenated text strings are very difficult to make sense of with just the human eye, it's necessary to use an MBOX viewer.

When it comes to opening and working with MBOX files, nothing comes close to CoolUtils' MBOX Viewer. The best part? No ads, no gimmicks, no toolbars; it's totally FREE! Loaded with options and developed to maximize your ability to organize and convert your MBOX files, our viewer is here to help. With our user-friendly interface, all you need to do is point the viewer toward your MBOX files and tell it which ones to work with.

With the MBOX Viewer you can generate reports and choose from a variety of output formats. Whether you're looking to create a simple PDF or a complex EXCEL sheet, we provide you with the solutions you need. You'll even be able to save your MBOX files as EMLs, allowing you to export them to Windows Mail or Outlook Express! Download your free copy today and see what an amazingly useful tool the MBOX Viewer can be.

 
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