email - Saving selected non-Gmail emails in an MBOX

How to save selected emails from Gmail into an MBOX is described here

If you have emails in a system other than Gmail, such as Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. you can use the procedure below.

1. Go to and create a Gmail account.

2. Tap on

and select Settings so the the panel shown below appears

3. Select the Accounts and Import tab and then select Import mail and contacts

4. You will then be taken through a dialogue during which you will sign on to the email system where your emails are and copy them into your Gmail account: 

5. Once you have all your emails in your Gmail account you need to choose which emails you are going to save to an MBOX file. For example if you want to save all the emails relevant to a dispute you have having, you can create a label (folder) in Gmail called say "dispute with Harveys" and drag all the relevant emails to that folder.

6. Now you are ready to create an MBOX using Gmail's backup feature as explained in this video selecting the emails in the "dispute with Harveys" label as shown in the example below. 


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