Convert MBOX to CSV

MBox file format is a generic term that represents a container for collection of electronic mail messages. The messages are stored inside the container along with their attachments. Messages from an entire folder are saved in a single database file and new messages are appended to the end of the file. Numerous applications and API provide support for MBox file format such as Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Steps to convert MBOX to CSV in C#

GroupDocs.Conversion allows developers to convert the MBOX file to CSV format in an easy and intuitive way just using a few lines of code as described below:

  • Create an instance of Converter class and pass source MBOX file path as a constructor parameter. You may specify absolute or relative file path as per your requirements.
  • Create an instance of SpreadsheetConvertOptions class and set Format property to GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.SpreadsheetFileType.Csv.
  • Call Converter class Convert method and pass the filename for the converted CSV file and the SpreadsheetConvertOptions object from the previous step as parameters.
string outputFile = "mbox-converted-{0}-to.csv";

// Load the source MBOX file
using (var converter = new GroupDocs.Conversion.Converter("sample.mbox", fileType => fileType == EmailFileType.Mbox
                                                                                                            ? new MboxLoadOptions()
                                                                                                            : null))
{
    var options = new SpreadsheetConvertOptions { Format = GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.SpreadsheetFileType.Csv };
	var counter = 1;
    // Save converted CSV file
    converter.Convert(
		(FileType fileType) => new FileStream(string.Format(outputFile, counter++), FileMode.Create),
        options
    );            
}

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