Search and View EML Files with EML Viewer Pro

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Viewer organizes a folder of .eml files

.Eml files are created by popular email client software such as Thunderbird, Windows Mail, and Outlook Express.  These files are compatible with a published internet standard called RFC-822. When an email message is stored outside of the email client, it’s often stored as a .eml file containing the message, sender and receiver information, and file attachments.

EML Viewer Pro is a full featured Windows software tool for managing folders containing hundreds or thousands of .eml files. It reads in the .eml emails and displays them in a sortable mail list. You can search emails for matching text, and even export the messages to pdf, csv, mbox and other formats.

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Export .EML to PDF

When it comes to convert .eml files into .pdf files, EML Viewer Pro is hard to beat. The following animation shows how to search .eml files and then export them to PDF.

Export .eml to .pdf.
Export Eml to Pdf

The first step is to enter the text in the search box.  EML Viewer Pro will find any emails that match your search.

Next, select the emails in the list that you want to export to PDF. Type Control-A to select all emails in the list.

Lastly, choose the target export format from the drop down list and then click the Export button to start the operation.  EML Viewer Pro will go to work saving your .eml files to .pdf.

An important consideration when exporting .eml files is deciding how to handle the file attachments. Since file attachments can be the most important part of an email message,  EML Viewer Pro contains several options for you to choose from.  For example, you can choose to have the files extracted from the email.  Attachments can also be embedded within the pdf as individual files that can be extracted later using any pdf viewer.   Lastly, you can have EML Viewer Pro convert the file attachments into the pdf image.

EML Viewer Pro has several EML to PDF export options.
Select from options for managing .eml file attachments during export to pdf

In addition to PDF format, EML Viewer Pro can also convert your .eml files into other formats including .csv, .mbox, .html, .mht, .gif, .tif, .png, .bmp, .jpg, and .eml.

Download a free 15 day free trial of EML Viewer Pro. Requires MS Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8).

How Can I Convert EML Files to PDF?

There is no other file format as convenient as PDF for archiving and sharing EML email files.   It seems like a simple thing to do, but in practice you may discover that converting .Eml to .Pdf can be anything but convenient.  It’s easy to forget how complex email documents like .eml files can be.

Eml files can be formatted in text or HTML.  They may have different kinds of email file attachments.  In fact, Eml files can be attached to other .eml files — how do you handle emails inside of emails?

If you are converting many .eml files to .pdf, you want to give the files a special name.  Or, perhaps you need to combine multiple .eml files into one .pdf file.

If your project calls for converting more than a few .eml files to .pdf, you will want to try EmlVeiwer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro), a Windows software tool that is specifically designed to convert email from .Eml files and other formats to .PDF, and able to accommodate the many different situations and preferences that your project will encounter.

Converting .Eml to .Pdf with EmlViewer Pro software.

Here’s how to convert emails from .eml to .pdf with EmlViewer Pro. Download the 15 day free trial to follow along.

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  1. Start EmlViewer Pro and use the Explorer tree to select the location of your .eml files. EmlViewer Pro will read the emails into an organized mail list,
  2. Select the emails you want to convert to PDF in the maillist.
  3. From the “Export” tab choose the PDF export profile that you want to run.  If you want the file attachments to be part of the PDF document image, choose “PDF – attachments converted/included”
  4. Click “Export” to being the process.

EmlViewer Pro can convert most common email file attachments into the PDF image, including PDF files, image files, and Microsoft Office documents if Office is installed on the computer.

Besides .Eml files, EmlViewer Pro can also convert .msg, .pst, .ost and .mht formatted emails to PDF.

Do you have any questions about converting .eml emails to PDF? Post them in the comments and we’ll be glad to answer them. You can also use live chat to ask us right now, or call us at 1-651-815-4902.