Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight, open-source email client available for multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and other Unix-like systems. This email client provides various features such as password protection, encryptions, spam filtering and so on. Sylpheed stores all emails and attachment in a file with no extension (Commonly knows as MBOX file format).
But, when comparing Sylpheed to standard email clients like Outlook, it is clear that it’s not very efficient and even lacks in popularity. After all, MS Outlook is said to be the best email client for professional users. Due to which both personal and professional users tend to switch from Sylpheed to Outlook.
Note:- In 2005 Sylpheed was known as Claws Mail, but in 2015 both projects continue to be developed independently. Hence, there is any need to access Claws Mail data into Outlook email client you have to convert Claws Mail to PST.
Sylpheed stores its data in MBOX file format that is not compatible with MS Outlook. For storage, Outlook uses PST file format and hence the import functionality of Outlook only supports PST file. There is no option for importing Sylpheed mailbox files.
So, if you want to access Sylpheed emails data in Outlook, the best course of action is to convert Sylpheed Mailbox to PST file format. To do this, the whole process is classified into two phases.
So, let’s start the process.
To get the Sylpheed mailbox file Go to the default location- C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Sylpheed\Mailboxes\Mail and copy the file to another location. If you unable to do this, follow the below-mentioned steps to export mailbox as Unix MBOX file format.
Step 1: Open Sylpheed and click on File option.
Step 2: After that, click on Export mail data.
Step 3: Now, choose the destination location to save the exported file.
Step 4: Enter the name of the file as per your choice and click on Save button.
Once the files are exported in MBOX format, the next step is to know how to import MBOX into Outlook. Fortunately, we have already got it covered in the next section.
Due to file format compatibility issue, there is no manual method available to convert Sylpheed mailbox to PST. Thus, try an automated solution. DataHelp MBOX to PST Converter is the most advanced and best toolkit for the conversion process. This tool convert Sylpheed mailbox data into PST in few minutes without any data loss.
Step 1: Download and install the software in your local machine.
Step 2: Now, click on Select Files to choose the mailbox data from Sylpheed which you want to convert in PST.
Step 3: After that, click on Convert button
Step 4: Choose the location to save the files after conversion and click Ok to start the conversion process of Sylpheed to PST.
After a couple of minutes, all your mailbox data will be converted into PST, Now, you can import the resultant PST file into Outlook.
This tool is not limited to converting data. It has a wide range of enterprise level features. Some of them listed below.
Sylpheed is an open-source email application. But it lacks in terms of email management functionalities found in standard email clients such as Outlook. Which is why users often switch from Sylpheed to Outlook. Thus go through the article and learn to complete the conversion process in an effective manner.