.Eml Converter: How to Convert .Eml Emails to Different File Formats

.Eml Email files represented as envelopes.

.Eml files are individual emails that have been saved outside of an email client like Thunderbird.  Eml files contain messages, and email meta data including the date, sender, recipient, and file attachments. While it’s not difficult to open a single .eml file in an email client, it can be a challenge to convert and search multiple .eml files.

EmlViewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro) is a windows software app capable of viewing and bulk searching .eml files. It’s capable of reading a directory of hundreds or thousands of .eml file. Emails that have been previously stored in a recursive folder structure can be organized into a single mail list for filtering and search.

EmlViewer Pro converts .eml files to different useful formats. Save as PDF, txt, html, jpg, and more.
EmlViewer Pro .Eml Converter Software for Windows

EmlViewer Pro is capable of converting .EML files to many different formats including:

  • PDF
  • Text
  • Html
  • Mhtml
  • CSV
  • Mbox
  • JPG
  • TIF
  • PNG
  • DOCX
  • ODT
  • BMP
  • GIF

EmlViewer Pro is easy to use. The first step in the conversion process is to read in the .eml files to the mail list. Here you can choose specific emails and see them in the viewing pane.  It’s easy to scroll through the emails individually and access their images and file attachments.

To convert the .eml files, first highlight those you want to convert. Then, from the “Export” menu, select one of the supported target formats from the drop down list.

EmlViewer Pro screen show showing the conversion formats from a list.
Choose the format for .eml file conversion.

Lastly, click the “Export” button to begin the conversion process.  You will have the opportunity to select specific Windows file folder to save the emails to.

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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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In an earlier article, we described how to convert .eml to text files with EmlViewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro), the email https://www.emlviewer.net/2013/08/19/how-to-convert-multiple-eml-email-into-text-files/viewer 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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