Import Horde to Outlook PST File Stepwise | Best Guide

Written By Ashwani Tiwari
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Published On July 5th, 2024
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“Are you trying to migrate from Horde Webmail emails to the Microsoft Outlook desktop application? You are at the right place. Just go through the article and read the complete guide for migrating emails to Outlook 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007 step by step.”

What We Have Covered?

  • About Horde Webmail
  • Real Queries of User
  • Solution for Horde to Outlook PST Migration
  • Steps to Import from Horde Webmail to MS Outlook
  • Conclusion

Before starting Horde to Outlook connectivity procedure, first let’s know about Horde Web Application.

About Horde

Before we convert Horde to Outlook, let’s learn about it.

Horde Webmail application aka Internet Message Program (IMP). This is a free email client application available in c-Panel software. Using Horde, users can easily view, send, or receive emails.

There are many features available like calendar, address book, notes, tasks, and bookmarks. To know more about horde, you can visit its official page:

Real Query: I have 21K+ emails in my Horde webmail account. Due to this, the mailbox quota exceeded. I deleted some unwanted emails but my mailbox still has the over-quota issue. So, I decide to import the data and delete the migrated emails. Is there any error-free solution for successful data migration?

Steps to Set Horde As Default Webmail

After login into Webmail, it will open the mailbox in Roundcube webmail. You can easily change it to horde, click on the cPanel icon as highlighted.

default webmail

A new window will emerge, allowing you to choose between Horde or Roundcube. Select Horde and press the Open button. You may also set Horde as your default webmail by checking the Open my mailbox when I login option.

select horde

Export Horde Emails to Outlook – Windows PC

Solution: Users can easily migrate their data from Webmail client to desktop-based Outlook application by following only 2 steps:

  • Step-1. Export the data to your local machine.
  • Step-2. Convert the exported data to Outlook supported file

The manual solution might not be capable of converting the data to Outlook accessible format. There are 4 more stages that you will have to follow for conversion & use of different applications.

If you want a direct approach to doing so, we will be explained the source in the latter part.

Step 1: Convert Horde to Outlook by Saving Data to Computer

1. First, you have to open your c-panel webmail by typing “yourwebsitename/webmail” or “IP address/webmail” (without quotes) in the search bar of your browser. For Example or 11.11.11/webmail.

webmail login

So don’t panic. Simply enter the email account details here to access the data.

3. Enter Credentials and Click on “Login” button.

4. Once you are logged into your Horde webmail account, then move your mouse to the left Navigation pane and right-click on the “Inbox” folder or any other folder. Click on “Export” option from the drop-down list.

click export

5. After hitting on the “Export” option, a window will open. Users have to choose; Download into an MBOX file and Download into an MBOX file (Zip compressed)” as the first step to transfer Horde to Outlook.

Download into a MBOX file

Note: If you download MBOX in a Zip compressed format, then you have to extract it using the Winrar tool. After extracting, open the folder and access the MBOX file.

Now the question arises of how much time will it take to save Horde Webmail on the machine?

The answer is quite simple. Time duration depends on the mailbox size. If you have a large size of the mailbox, then the process will take some time to complete.

Default Location of Downloaded INBOX.mbox in Windows 10: C:\Users\admin\Downloads

After the first step to export Horde emails to Outlook, you will find the download data in the given destination path. 

MBOX Location

Step-2: Converting Downloaded Emails into Outlook Data Format

Finally, we have downloaded all the email data from the Horde Webmail account into the computer as an MBOX file format using this method. Now, we have to convert the Horde webmail downloaded file into Outlook PST format so that we can access it in Microsoft Outlook.

Export Horde Mail to PST? Follow these steps:

  • Step-1: Run SysTools MBOX to PST converter for Horde Mail.
  • Step-2: Choose the Horde Mail MBOX file to export.
  • Step-3: Preview emails in 8 different preview modes.
  • Step-4: Export the Horde Mail file into the PST file for Outlook.
Another Migration Scenario: Migrate Horde Mail to Office 365



In the above article, we have discussed the Horde Webmail client application, the actual scenario of Horde users, how to overcome with Horde mailbox quota exceeded, and the perfect solution for Horde to Outlook migration step by step.


By Ashwani Tiwari

Being a Chief Technical Analyst, I am aware of the technicalities faced by the user while working with multiple technologies. So, through my blogs and articles, I love to help all the users who face various challenges while dealing with technology.