How to Convert Multiple .EML Emails Into A Single PDF File

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EMLViewer Pro is a Windows software tool for managing and converting .eml files. One of its core capabilities is converting from .eml to .pdf format.  Some of our earlier articles have focused on this capability in detail, and today we’re going to focus specifically on creating a single pdf file that contains multiple .eml email files.

When converting many .eml’s into one .pdf, you’ll need remember that the resulting PDF can get quite large. Be sure that you have plenty of space available on your hard drive.

The first step in our process is to start EmlViewer Pro, or it’s twin, PstViewer Pro. Since the two software packages have merged, they now contain identical capabilities to manage .eml.  You can download a free trial of EmlViewer Pro here and follow along.

From the folder navigation on the left side of the EmlViewer Pro interface, clck on the folder containing your .eml files.  EmlViewer Pro will then load the emails into a list, where you can sort or search for the messages you want to convert to pdf.

Now tell EmlViewer Pro which emails you want to move into a single PDF file. You can select individual emails from the list. To select them all, click on the first one in your list and then do a CTRL-A on your keyboard to select all of the messages. When a message is selected, it will have a blue highlight.

EmlViewer Pro .eml file viewer with messages selected.

The last step is to tell EmlViewer Pro which profile to use by selecting it from the drop down list on the Export tab in the main toolbar. There are 3 options provided for exporting .eml into a single .pdf:

Screen shot shows how to select the .eml file to single .pdf export profile in EmlViewer Pro.
Choose the best Eml-to-PDF export profile for your project

Single PDF – attachments embedded. This option includes email file attachments as separate files within the .pdf. They can extracted later from the PDF using PDF viewing software.

Single PDF – attachments saved to disk.  Converts .eml files into a single PDF, but attachments are saved to your hard drive, outside of the PDF.

Single PDF – attachments converted/included.  EmlViewer Pro attempts to convert the attachments into images that are displayed within the PDF file. It can convert many of the most common and popular image and document files. If it is unable to convert a file, then it defaults to embed the file within the PDF.

By now, you have selected your emails and chosen the best export profile for your project.  All that’s left to do is click the “Export” button and start the  conversion operation. EmlViewer Pro may prompt you to choose a file name for the .PDF file.

The amount of time it takes to convert the .eml files to .pdf will vary by the number of emails you need to convert, the size of the emails, file attachment sizes and types, and whether the .eml files have embedded graphics. If the image files are hosted on a server, EmlViewer Pro will attempt to download them and render the email.  All of these factors will impact how quickly the operation will complete.

The converted eml emails will appear in the .pdf with the traditional header information at the top of each email, which includes From, Sent Date, To, Subject, and any file attachments.

Image shows part of a .eml file that was converted into a .pdf file.
.Eml file converted to .pdf

We hope this short tutorial and EmlViewer Pro will help you accomplish your goal today. Thanks for reading. Click here for more information on EmlViewer Pro, including purchase and a free trial download.


EML to PDF Export: Selecting the PDF Page Format

Screenshot showing toolbar for email conversion software.

EML Viewer Pro is an email viewer for Outlook .eml files that can also bulk convert .eml emails into .pdf files. We received this comment from a reader today, and thought it would be useful to expand our answer into a blog post for everyone:

“In Europe we use A4 paper format. Can EML Viewer Pro support A4 formatting whilst exporting to PDF?”

The answer is yes. EML Viewer Pro does support A4 and many other common ISO page formats. Currently, the following page sizes are supported for PDF export:

  • North American Letter, Note and Legal
  • Eurpoean A0 through A10, including A4
  • B0 through B5
  • Arch A through E
  • Fisa
  • Half Letter
  • Ledger
  • Letter 11×17

If you don’t see your page format in the list above, you can select “Custom” and define your own page formatting.  EML Viewer Pro also supports landscape and portrait printing.

Here is how to set your preferred page formatting while converting EML files to PDF files with EML Viewer Pro.

First start EML Viewer Pro and then select the “Export Profile” that you want to change. In this demonstration I’ll choose “PDF – attachments embedded.”  I do this from main EML Viewer Pro toolbar.

Selecting the .pdf export format.
PDF-attachments embedded.

Next, click the “Edit Profile” button, which I have highlighted in yellow in the above image to bring up the “Export Profile Editor.”

Set the default pdf eml export setings using the profile editor.
EmlViewer Pro Profile Editor.

I’ve highlighted the fields where you will indicate the desired page size and the landscape mode.  When the changes have been made to your satisfaction, click “OK” to save your settings.

That’s all there is to it!  This export profile will now use A4 or any other page formatting or landscape setting you specified when you export EML files to PDF.

If you need a little more detail, here is a video to accompany this article.

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