How to Convert Thunderbird Emails to .EML files

If you are one of the millions of people who uses the Mozilla Thunderbird email client, there may be times when you want to save an email message outside of Thunderbird as a separate file. This is easily done.

This article will show you two simple ways to save a Thunderbird email message as a .eml file that can be shared separately from your entire inbox. If you’re in a hurry, watch the short-cut video below.

Method 1: Simply drag the email message from the Thunderbird mail list to the Windows desktop. Thunderbird will create a .eml file on your desktop. The email’s subject line will become the name of the file.

Method 2: Right click on the email message in the Thunderbird maillist, and then choose “Save as” and enter a file name.

Right click on Thunderbird email to “Save As” .Eml file.

That’s how easy it is to save a Thunderbird email as a .eml file.

Managing Eml Files Outside of Thunderbird

If you have lots of .eml or .msg email files to manage,  download a free trial of EmlViewer Pro. This Windows email viewer that lets you view, sort, search, print and convert Thunderbird .Eml files to PDF and other formats.

If this has been useful, please post in the comments. Tell us about any other email conversion issues you are having, and we’ll be glad to help.

A Simple .EML Viewer.

.Eml Email files represented as envelopes.

Not being able to gain quick access to important email files can be frustrating. If you click on a .eml files but it doesn’t open, then it’s likely that you do not have the correct software installed on your computer to manage .eml files.  EML Viewer Lite is an email viewer that may be a good solution for you to resolve this problem.

EML Viewer Lite is a very easy to use email viewer for .eml, .msg and winmail.dat email files.

EML Viewer Lite installs as the Windows default software for the .eml or .msg file type on your computer.  Emails can be opened simply by double clicking them, making it very easy to access .eml files that have been sent to you as an email file attachment or which have been appended with a CRM system.

Simple eml file viewer, main menu.
EML Viewer Lite is a simple
viewer for viewing and searching a folder of .eml files

EML Viewer Lite has some cool features that you’ll enjoy. For example, you can save any eml file as a pdf, gif, tif, mht, html, bmp, png or csv file.  It also has an advanced search criteria, so you can sift through a director with thousands of eml files and find exactly the ones that you want.

Search eml files with EML Viewer Lite
EML Viewer Lite search criteria page. Search a directory of  eml files.

EML Viewer Lite is $29.99. It’s free to try before you buy. Download a free 15 day trial of EML Viewer Lite.