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How to retrieve emails downloaded - now .mbox files?

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How to retrieve emails downloaded - now .mbox files?

Hi

My mail box was nearing capacity so I followed advice and Downloaded some old emails ( from Webmail) and saved them On my PC. The seem to be in a zipped file called  INBOX.mbox

Now I want to retrieve an emails with important information but how do I open this file? Windows just says it can’t open the file.

 

Any suggestions gratefully received!
many thanks

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Re: How to retrieve emails downloaded - now .mbox files?

I googled
"open .mbox file"
There are several solutions.
🙂
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Hooked
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Registered: ‎15-11-2019

Re: How to retrieve emails downloaded - now .mbox files?

Hi - yes I have already tried that but they all involve downloading conversion software ( how can you tell if this is safe?) or very long convoluted procedures. I rather hoped that as Plusnet had recommended downloading the email in this way there might be an easy way to retrieve them?

can any one help?

thanks

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Re: How to retrieve emails downloaded - now .mbox files?

Most email clients should be able to import mbox, it’s a standard file format.
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