How to Analyze MBOX File?

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    Sandra Diaz
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    Hi

    I am an intern and I am learning How to Analyze MBOX file? I have a basic idea about the file but I am unaware of the method of opening and accessing mailbox files. I have to collect someĀ evidenceĀ from multiple files. Can anyone suggest me any method to open and analyze the contents of MBOX file? All the efforts are appreciable and Thanks in Advance!

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    James
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    Hi Sandra,

    MBOX file is an email file which saves a lot of important data. Sometimes, it is important for the forensic team to open and analyze MBOX file to collect all the evidence. But before analyzing, you must know a method to open MBOX mailbox file. You can simply open Thunderbird mailbox file by using ImportExportTools utility

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    Sandra Diaz
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    Hi James

    Everything you said is correct. I don’t know much about this add-on and how it works. Can you please explain the entire method in detail?

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    James
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    First of all, download and install Thunderbird email application as well as ImportExportTools add-in in your system. Follow the steps:

    1. Click on Tools >> Import/Export Tools from the menu list.
    2. Now, click on Import MBOX File >> Import directly one or more MBOX files from Files MBOX Import.
    3. Click on OK to import the files in Thunderbird.
    4. To import MBOX with its integrated subdirectories, click on Import one or more MBOX files from the subdirectory >> Ok.
    5. After that, browse the MBOX file from the saved location and click on Open to import MBOX file.
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    Sandra Diaz
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    I followed all the steps but couldn’t open MBOX file due to some issues. Can you please suggest me any other method that is more simple and helpful?

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    James
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    OK, then you can go for SysTools MBOX Viewer which is free to scan, open and view MBOX files of any size. You can analyze MBOX file by reading all the contents of the file in different modes like Normal Mail View, Hex View, Attachments view, Message Header View, MIME View, etc.

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    Sandra Diaz
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    Voilla! It works! Thanks a lot!

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