Does what it says and fast!
I downloaded a large (5.12gb) archive of my gmail from the past ten years. I wanted to clean up my mailbox without losing important information. After searching the internet, all the solutions were slow, tedious or involved expensive programs ($50-$100) that seemed too much for what would be, in my case, a single use. I wasn’t sure if Mbox Splitter would work and emailed the developer who responded in less than a half-hour. That impressed me enough to spend 99 cents. End result: I pointed Mbox splitter at the mbox file I downloaded from gmail (not Apple Mail in this case) and it took three and a half minutes to split about 22,000 emails. They are all now in folders in easy to read and search .eml format and attachments are there in labelled sub-folders. They are grouped by date with folders for the year and subfolders for month and day of the month. Very simple to use and quite the bargain. Thank you!
A great tool
I had been looking for this forever. I know lots of people just use gmail and leave all their emails on a server forever, but I would rather clean things out and have a local copy. This is a great way to take the files from Mail and just archive it into a format that is organized and accessible. It’s simple but does the job well. Even though I gave it 5 stars there’s always room for improvement i guess right? My only request would be ; a preference pane with simple options to personalize how the date is formated and whether things like Sender / Recipient / Subject are included.
Thank you for creating this app… I definitely needed a way to take a large amount of emails from the Apple Mail application and save them as .eml files and your app fits the bill. However, it would be great with one modification — and would definitely earn a 5-star approval from me — instead of naming the emails exported from the mbox as “Email 0.eml", "Email 1.eml", "Email 2.eml”, etc., it would be great to have the option to have the file name include the “date” and the “subject” line from each individual email (e.g. “2015.06.05 RE_Mbox Splitter Review.eml”). Thank you for your work!