Converting .EML to .HTML Files

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A .eml file is an email message that has been saved as an individual file. Often email messages exist as a store containing hundreds or thousand of emails. This is the case with .pst, .ost, and .mbox email files, each of which contain many emails. The .Eml format was created to make it easy to exchange individual email files.

For archiving or exchange purposes, it may be convenient to convert .eml files into the widely accessible .html format. Converting .eml to .html allows anyone with a web browser to open and view an email message, and is a good way to ‘future proof’ access to emails.

PstViewer Pro (also known as EmlViewer Pro) is a Windows software tool that not only lets you view, organize, convert and print .eml files, but also lets you bulk convert .eml to .html files.

PstViewer Pro converts .eml emails into .html documents.

Converting .eml to .html with PstViewer Pro can be done in just a few steps:

  1. Load the .eml files into PstViewer Pro software.
  2. Choose “Export to HTML” from the “Export” tab
  3. Click the “Export” button

PstViewer Pro will convert the selected .eml files to .html files. Html files are saved in a folder that contains all of the image and other files needed to reassemble the email as a .html document.

Should you wish to have the email exported to a single file that is also compatible with web browsers, then choose the .MHT file export option. Mht files are single files that contain all of the images and html code, and are easier to manage for that reason.

PstViewer Pro is the popular email viewer created nearly 15 years ago by Encryptomatic LLC. The software has been actively updated and supported during this entire time.

A 15 day free trial is available for you to try, with no obligation, registration or credit card required. If you find that PstViewer Pro does a great job converting .eml to .html files, then please purchase it for $79.99.

Feel free to contact Encryptomatic LLC support with any questions that you have during your trial period, or call 1-701-566-6731 for assistance during U.S. business hours.

Converting Emails from .EML to .HTML Files.

A .eml file is an individual email message that has been moved outside of an email client, such as Mozilla Thunderbird. EML files may contain pictures, file attachments, email metadata, and more.

Its very common to receive email messages that are formatted either as Text (.TXT) or HTML files. Embedding HTML in emails lets the sender mark up the text. They can add formatting, titles, colors, images and logos to their email messages.

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Download .Eml Viewer by Encryptomatic LLC.

In an earlier article, we described how to convert .eml to text files with EmlViewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro), the email software for Windows that lets you discover and convert email messages.  If plain old text files are too boring for you, let us show you how to convert .eml email files directly into HTML documents. You could even post them to your web server, if you like, for the entire internet to see.

Converting .EML to .HTML Files

Saving a .eml email file as html file will save the HTML code to a .html file.  Instead of having all of the elements contained in a single .eml file, an email converted from .eml to .html will be broken apart, just like a regular web page. The individual elements will be stored as separate files that are linked from the resulting .html page. Any embedded elements, like pictures, will be stored in a folder.

Converting .eml files to .html is useful if you want to preserve the email content, but also want easy access to embedded images or  file attachments.

Although we are describing how to convert .eml to .html, this same process can be used with EmlViewer Pro to create html files from emails stored in .msg, .pst, .ost and .mht files. You can convert one email to html, or bulk convert thousands of emails to .html.

Eml Viewer Pro

If you would like to follow along with the step by step instructions, download a 15 day free trial of EmlViewer Pro software (also known as PstViewer Pro)for Microsoft Windows by Encryptomatic LLC.  EmlViewer Pro is also known as PstViewer Pro. At one time EmlViewer Pro and PstViewer Pro were separate products, but they have recently been combined into a single more powerful product able to process many different email formats.

Step 1 Start EmlViewer Pro. Using the folder explorer on the left side of the screen, select the folder containing your .Eml Files. The emails will be viewable in the EmlViewer Pro mail list.

Step 2  Select the Eml files you want to convert to HTML.  Selected files will appear highlighted in the mail list.

Screen image of EmlViewer Pro with emails selected in preparation of conversion to HTML format.
Selected emails are highlighted

Step 3  Select the target export format “HTML”

Screen shot of EmlViewer Pro with HTML export profile selected in list.
Choose HTML export profile

Step 4  Click the “Export” button to begin the export process.

The Eml files will now be converted into Html.  Lets take a look at the folder and see how the files are organized.

Notice that the folder contains .html files that use the email Subject line as the file name. The image elements for emails that contain them will be placed in a sub folder, which will share the same name as the html file. Folder organization keeps the email elements (images and file attachments) from being mingled with other emails.

Screen shot of a Windows folder showing the organization of HTML index and image subfolders.
Folder structure of emails converted to HTML files

To view the email as a HTML page, click on it, and Windows will open it in your web browser,

Screen shot of an email displayed in Google Chrome web browser. The email has been converted to a HTML file by EmlViewer Pro software.
An Email that has been converted to a HTML file, displayed in Google Chrome web browser.

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