EML to PDF Conversion: How to Export Multiple .EML Files to a Single PDF Document

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EML Viewer Pro is a viewer/reader for managing email messages formatted as .eml files.  .EML files are created by Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird and other email browsing software.

An .eml file is a self-contained document that holds all the email content, including file attachments.

While most email clients can open .eml files individually, EML Viewer Pro can read a directory and sub-directories filled with thousands of  .eml files, allowing you to browse and search messages, access file attachments, reply and forward to .eml files using your email client, and even export .eml files to PDF and other popular formats.

The PDF format is a very popular format for storing and archiving email messages.  EML Viewer Pro provides exceptional support for EML to PDF conversion. In the latest release of EML Viewer Pro (also known as Pst Viewer Pro), the PDF export functions have been brought forward to the main tool bar to save on clicks.

EML Viewer Pro gives you several options while exporting .eml files to .pdf .

1. You can export the email message to an individual pdf file while extracting the file attachment to a folder on your hard drive.

2. You can export the .eml file to pdf while converting most document file attachments into the PDF image.

3. You can export EML to PDF with file attachments embedded. This means that a file, such as an Excel spreadsheet, remains inside the PDF as a separate file that can be extracted from the PDF and edited later.

A new feature in EML Viewer Pro is the “Add to PDF file” button. It allows you to save one or more selected eml files to an existing PDF file.  This feature was added after a customer explained that she needed to create a PDF file for a court hearing  that required her to assemble all emails into a single PDF.   With the “Add to PDF file” function, she can now export emails individually to a single PDF file, without the need to use special software to combine individual .pdfs.

Here’s how to use “Add to PDF file”:

First, select the emails you want to export in EML Viewer Pro’s mail list.
Second, click the “Add to PDF file” button on the main tool bar.

Location of the "Add to PDF File" button in EmlViewer Pro email viewer software.
The Add To PDF Button in EML Viewer Pro. Add .EML Files to a .PDF file

Next, select the target PDF file.

Convert .eml files to a pdf. Select the target PDF
Select the PDF file to add the converted .EML files

That’s all there is to it.  EML Viewer Pro simplifies the process of converting .eml files into .pdf.

Another nice feature of EML Viewer Pro is the control it gives you over the file names. For example, if you are mass exporting thousands of .eml files to individual .pdf files, you can specify how those files are named. You may want to name the files after the sender or the recipient. Or you perhaps you want to give a series number to the resulting .pdf files, such as “CASE 123 – xxxx” where “xxxx” are incremented numbers. You can also increment letters.

There’s so much more that EML Viewer Pro can do. To learn more, download a free trial of EML Viewer Pro.

How to Batch Print .EML Files

Printing .EML files can be a very tedious chore. If you are using an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird to open individual .eml files and print them, it gets boring fast.  Opening and printing .eml files this way is ok if you only have a few, but what if you have a folder filled with hundreds or thousands of .eml files?

Download Eml Viewer for email.

EmlViewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro) is a Windows software application that helps you work with email content.

EmlViewer Pro lets you to batch-print any number of selected EML files. Here’s how to do it.

First, start EML Viewer Pro. Using the folder explorer, select the folder containing the .eml emails. The messages will quickly populate the software’s Mail List.

Next, type “Control-A” to select all of the emails in the list.  Selected emails will appear blue.

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Mail list.
Now, click the Print button from the EML Viewer Pro toolbar.
Location of the print button in EmlViewer Pro.
Print button location.

When the printer dialog appears, choose the printer (or virtual printer) to which EmlViewer Pro will print .eml files.

Select printer to batch print .eml files.
Choose printer for .eml batch print job

EML Viewer Pro will start printing your emails. You can go have some coffee while it’s printing. That’s all there is to it.

If you can send .eml files to a printer, can you also batch print .eml files to a PDF file?

Yes, you certainly can! One options would be to tell EML Viewer Pro to print to a virtual PDF printer, such as the free BullZip virtual PDF printer.  Virtual printers may each behave a bit differently, so you should be aware of any peculiarities with your chosen software.

If you want to print multiple .eml files to a single PDF, make sure your virtual printer will support that. Many virtual PDF printers will print separate PDF files, but some will create a single .pdf file. Snaggit is a software tool with a virtual printer that will accept the export of many .eml files and combine them into a single file which can later be converted to PDF.

EML Viewer Procan also prints .eml files directly to PDF files. Here are a couple of articles we wrote earlier specifically about how to print .eml files to PDF files.

Download a free trial of EML Viewer Pro today and get started.