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eml2mbx – Program for creating mbox files [CMD]

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eml2mbx is a program for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista, that packs separate plain text e-mail files (including all attachments) into mbox files, see also examples of e-mail conversion.

Installation is not required, just unpack the files in the ZIP archive to a directory on your hard disk or e.g. on your USB flash drive. Change the settings in the INI file if you want.
eml2mbx doesn't add entries to the Windows registry, nor does it alter anything else on the system.

Just delete the files.

Plain text e-mail files (according to RFC 2822 [4]) typically have the extension EML or MSG. This is just a convention. eml2mbx can process all these files, it's not necessary to rename them beforehand. The mail files remain unchanged.

Command: eml2mbx [options]

( Example: eml2mbx c:\temp\private\*.eml c:\data\ /p /a )

In the file specification, use *.* for all files. With * or *. you'll get all files without extension.
eml2mbx packs all valid e-mail files, that match the given specification, into one (or more) mbox file(s) in the output directory. The directory will be created, if necessary. The mbox files will be named after their corresponding source directories. You can specify a file extension of your choice in the INI file.

/p In case of an error, the program does not ask the user but writtes the message to the file
%TEMP%\eml2mbx.log and tries to proceed.
/i The program starts as an icon in the taskbar.
/a The mails will be appended to existing mbox files with the same name, rather than overwrite them.
/s E-mail files are collected recursively from all subdirectories.
By default, the mails from each subdirectory are packed to an individual mbox file.
The created directory structure is the same as used by Thunderbird.
/d This option only has an effect in combination with option /s:
When using /d, the mails from all subdirectories are packed together into the same mbox file.

You can combine the options like you want.

When the program ends, it returns one of the following status codes to the operating system. E.g. batch programs can read this value using the ERRORLEVEL feature ( works on Windows XP, but for some reason not on Windows 98 ):
0 Programm successfully completed.
1 No matching file found.
2 One or more errors occured, or the user has prematurely terminated the program.
3 A severe error occured, so that the program had to be aborted.