How to Export Emails from Roundcube to Outlook?

admin | December 9th, 2016 | Consumer Tutorial

The Roundcube is a webmail application which has manage emails, contacts, etc. Roundcube webmail provides full functionality that a user expects from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spells checking. In this article, we discuss how to export emails from Roundcube to Outlook by manual approaches. We are enclosing some manual methods to export single email, multiple folder and contacts from Roundcube.

Some of Roundcube user wants to migrate into Outlook platform because its provides full functionality to manage emails, contacts and provides calendar, task, notes and lots more features. You don’t need to worry about your important data because Outlook offers store mailbox in online as well as offline mode. For migration from Roundcube to Outlook a user need to export all mail folder including Inbox, Drafts, Sent, etc and Address book. In the following article, we will discuss the process to export Roundcube to Outlook.

Multiple Approaches to Convert Roundcube to Outlook

We are enclosing three approaches to migrate Roundcube to Outlook, first is exporting single email, the second is exporting complete mailbox and third, is exporting Address Book contacts.

Approach 1: Export Single Email from Roundcube

Step 1. Log-in into Roundcube webmail.

Step 2. Click on single email which you want to save.


Step 3. Click on More button to explore options


Step 4. Select Download (.eml) from the drop down list.


Step 5. Single Email download in .eml format.

Approach 2: Export Complete Mailbox from Roundcube

Step 1. Log-in into Roundcube webmail.

Step 2. Expand all Mail folder (inbox, drafts, sent, etc) from the left side.

Step 3. On webmail select the Folders tab from the top menu.


Step 4. Now select all folder (inbox, drafts, junk, sent, trash, virtual folders) or as you want (inbox) then click on Choose Action button.


Step 5. Select Download [.zip format] from Choose Action drop down which contains mailbox in .mbox format.


Step 6. A Pop-Up Window will appear on the screen to confirm start download of the file. Click OK.

Note: Roundcube having the mailbox in .mbox format so you need a third party tool to convert .mbox to Outlook (.pst) format. One of the best software is available named as Roundcube to Outlook Converter.

Approach 3: Export Roundcube Address Book Contacts

Step 1. Log-in into Roundcube webmail.

Step 2. On Roundcube, Click on Address Book option from the top screen.


Step 3. Once Address Book opened then click on Export button.


Step 4. Pop Up Window will open, select Save File then click OK.


Now you have all emails and contacts now go for import these items into Microsoft Outlook.

Process to Import Roundcube Mailbox & Contacts to Outlook

Now we describe the complete process to import Roundcube mailbox and address book contacts into Microsoft Outlook. Manual methods for each process (Mailbox and Address Book).

Approach 1: Import Converted PST File to MS Outlook

Step 1. Open MS Outlook (2013 or 2016). Select File option.

Step 2. In opened screen click on Open & Export option then choose Import/Export.


Step 3. Select Import from another program or file then clicks on Next button.


Step 4. Click on Browse button to open converted Roundcube mailbox in .pst extension then click on Next tab.


Step 5. In next wizard click Finish and start working with Microsoft Outlook.


Approach 2: Import Roundcube Address Book to Outlook

Step 1. Open MS Outlook and select File > Import and Export.

Step 2. Selected Import a VCARD file (.vcf) option then click on Next button.

Step 3. Navigate and select the location of the .vcf or vCard file, click Open.

Step 4. Click on your contacts in the left navigation panel. Your new vCard should be available and visible.

Now you have completed the process to migrate Roundcube to Outlook with complete mailbox and address book contacts.


In this article, we have enclosed all manual methods to convert Roundcube to Outlook with single emails, complete mailbox, and address book contacts. Now a user discovers the simplified techniques to migrate Roundcube to Outlook by multiple approaches. Try it yourself and explore more challenges!