IMAPMBOX File Extension

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IMAP Mailbox
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What is IMAPMBOX file?

IMAPMBOX is a file extension commonly associated with IMAP Mailbox files. IMAP Mailbox specification was created by Apple. IMAPMBOX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS system platform. IMAPMBOX file format, along with 4324 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports IMAPMBOX files is Apple Mail. Apple Mail software was developed by Apple, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about IMAPMBOX files or the Apple Mail software program.

Programs which support IMAPMBOX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IMAPMBOX files. Files with IMAPMBOX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support IMAPMBOX file

How to open file with IMAPMBOX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IMAPMBOX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with IMAPMBOX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Apple Mail software

Problems with opening and working with IMAPMBOX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IMAPMBOX files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Apple Mail and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Apple Mail installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Apple, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Apple Mail to the latest version

If the problems with opening IMAPMBOX files still occur even after installing Apple Mail, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Apple Mail is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why IMAPMBOX files are not compatible with Apple Mail. The latest version of Apple Mail should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IMAPMBOX files to Apple Mail

If you have the latest version of Apple Mail installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IMAPMBOX on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the IMAPMBOX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Apple Mail is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IMAPMBOX files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IMAPMBOX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IMAPMBOX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IMAPMBOX for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IMAPMBOX file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The IMAPMBOX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IMAPMBOX file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. IMAPMBOX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with IMAPMBOX extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the IMAPMBOX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with IMAPMBOX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the IMAP Mailbox file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Apple Mail

If the systems has insufficient resources to open IMAPMBOX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with IMAP Mailbox files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IMAPMBOX files affecting older versions of given software.

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