Convert MBOX to TXT

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 TXT in C#

GroupDocs.Conversion allows developers to convert the MBOX file to TXT 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 WordProcessingConvertOptions class and set Format property to GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.WordProcessingFileType.Txt.
  • Call Converter class Convert method and pass the filename for the converted TXT file and the WordProcessingConvertOptions object from the previous step as parameters.
string outputFile = "mbox-converted-{0}-to.txt";

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

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MBOX to TXT Live Demo

GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET provides an online MBOX to TXT converter, which allows you to try it for free and check conversion quality and accuracy.

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