Converting EML Emails to ODT or DOCX Format

Screen image of docx/odt email export profiles.

For some time, EML Viewer Pro users have been asking us to add the ability to bulk convert .eml files into editable documents that they can use in MS Word or an open source editor such as Libre Office.  With the release of EML Viewer Pro 5, we’re glad to finally tell you that we have added this ability to your software.

EML Viewer Pro can now bulk export .eml or .msg email files directly to .ODT or .DOCX format.  The process for doing this as simple as selecting the “Export to ODT” or DOCX profile from the list on the main toolbar.   For the benefit of readers who have not tried EML Viewer Pro yet, we’ll walk you through the process in this article.

Convert .EML Files to .ODT or .DOCX Documents With EML Viewer Pro

The first step of course is to have Eml Viewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro) installed on your Windows computer.  You can download it from here. A free trial will last a full 15 days.

When EML Viewer Pro starts, use the folder navigation on the left side of your computer to locate a directory with .eml or .msg files.  The messages will be read into EML Viewer Pro’s mail list.

Image shows emails displayed in EML Viewer Pro mail list.
Emails displayed in mail list

Select the email messages that you want to export to .odt/.docx format.  You can select them individually, or type Ctrl-A to select all of the messages in the list.  Note that we do not limit the number or emails you can convert at one time. Generally, we encourage you to work in batch of 10,000 emails or less, but larger numbers are also supported.

After your .msg or .eml files are selected, choose either the “Export to ODT” or “Export to DOCX” export profile from the dropdown list on the main toolbar.

Select the email export profile from the drop down list.

Now click the “Start” button to begin the export operation (the start button is the green arrow pointing to yellow paper on the left side of the drop down list).  You may be asked to select a folder the DOCX or ODT files will be placed.

Images shows the Browse for Folder, and selectable folders.
Select a folder for the odt/docx files

And that’s all there is to it!  The short video below recaps the process of converting .eml or .msg into .odt using Eml Viewer Pro  EML Viewer Pro is $69.99 for a single license.
Download a free 15 day trial and try it yourself!

Update: EmlViewer Pro 8 will soon include the ability to combine multiple .eml email files into a single .DOCx file for editing. Contact our support team to learn more.

How to Find Email File Attachments in .eml Emails?

envelope and paper clip illustrating email file attachments.

A great new feature in Eml Viewer Pro software (also known as PstViewer Pro) is its ability to analyze thousands of emails and extract specific types of files.

Not only can EmlViewer Pro extract all file attachments to a Windows folder, it can extract specific types of email file attachments.

For example, if you have a folder with 10,000 .eml files, and you need to find all of the Excel spreadsheets that attached to some of of those emails, EmlViewer Pro can save you a lot of time.

You will find this capability on EmlViewer Pro’s “Export” tab, by choosing the “Only Attachments” profile.

Choose the editor for the “Only Attachments” export profile, and from the “Attachment File Types” list, select the type of files you want EmlViewer Pro to find.

You can choose All files, pictures, movies, MS Office files, other email files, PDF’s, spreadsheets, documents and presentation files.

This capability saves you lots of time over manual searching, allowing you to quickly gather a prospective list of files that may be of interest.

Download the Free Trial of EmlViewer Pro. It will run for 15 days!

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