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A Mailbox (MBX) file is a collection of individual emails compiled with RFC 822 and RFC 2045 - 2049 (MIME), and divided by message separators. There are many mail applications that export to an MBX format, such as Eudora Email and Mozilla Thunderbird.
When an MBX file is extracted to disk, the message text and header information (
Sent, and so on) from each mail file are extracted to text files. (If you do not want the header information to appear in the text file, see Exclude Metadata from the Extracted Text File.)
In Eudora MBX files, attachments are inserted as a link and are stored externally from the message. These attachments are not extracted, but the path to the attachment is returned in the call to the
ExtractGetSubFileInfo method. You can write code to retrieve the attachment based on the returned path.
For MBX files from other clients, KeyView extracts attachments when they are embedded in the message.