What do you understand by MBOX (MailBOX) file?
MBOX file format is the short name of MailBOX. MBOX is a file format for a text file used to organize and store mail messages. MailBOX file are used in several email client such as:-
- Opera mailboxes
- Evolution Mail
- Postbox mailboxes
- Eudora Mail
- Sparrow Mail
Mbox is a well supported by a number of e-mail applications. Each mbox file represent a set of email messages that are sequentially and grouped into a folder. MBOX messages are stored in the source format, e.g plain text may be stored as ASCII or Unicode, binary data is stored as Base64-encoded text.
It’s MIME type is text/x-mailbox. MBOX format is a plain text file which contains the email as 7-bit ASCII text & the rest things such as attachments are stored an encoded format.