Converting Outlook Email To .EML

EML Viewer Pro is a Windows software tool for managing directories of Outlook EML files. If you have hundreds or thousands of EML files that you need to search and convert, then EML Viewer Pro is a solid tool for that task.

But what if you are a Microsoft Outlook user and you want to convert your Outlook email messages into the open EML file format?   Microsoft does not natively support converting email into .eml files. Fortunately this task is easily accomplished by downloading the MessageExport add-in for Microsoft Outlook.

MessageExport will install directly to the Outlook toolbar. It is compatible with Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and the upcoming 2013, both 32 and 64-bit.

To use MessageExport, first select the email messages in the mail list that you want to convert into .eml files.

Image of Outlook toolbar shows how to convert email to .eml conversion.
Convert Outlook email to .eml files

Next, choose “Export to EML” from the drop down list.  Finally, click the blue “Export” button to begin the eml conversion process. You may be prompted to select a folder where the .eml files can be stored.  MessageExport can convert one, hundreds or thousands of Outlook emails into .eml files.

The .eml files that are produced can be opened with EML Viewer Pro, or with any email software that supports the RFC-822 EML file format (which most do).

There are many, many other options in MessageExport. For example you can have it automatically convert email into .eml files on a scheduled basis. You setup a specific naming scheme based on information in the email. You can also export to msg, pdf, and other formats.

Click here to learn more about MessageExport and download a free trial. The free trial runs for 15 days. After that you can continue to use MessageExport to convert individual email messages to .eml or any of the many other formats that it supports.

 

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.

print .eml files from maillist
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.