EML Viewer Lite – A simple tool for opening .eml, .msg and .pst email files

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EML Viewer Lite is a fully capable email viewer offered at an affordable price. It’s a great multi-email format tool for open email content stored as .eml, .msg and even .pst files.

To use EML Viewer Lite (which is also marketed as Pst Viewer Lite), just locate the folder containing your email files using the folder structure navigation on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on the folder, and EML Viewer Lite goes to work listing all of your messages.

 

EML Viewer Lite email viewer
EML Viewer Lite main menu

You can browse individual emails from the list.  Double click on an email to open it in a full window view.

The toolbar provides quick access to EML Viewer Lite’s most useful features, including Reply, Reply All, Forward email, search, and print.

 

Reply/Forward to .eml files with EmlViewer Lite.
EmlViewer Lite toolbar includes reply/forward ability.

The Reply and Forward functions work with Microsoft Windows’ default email client, so its not necessary to enter any email account informatio into EML Viewer Lite.

EML Viewer Lite can search all of your .eml files based on many specific criteria.  For example you can search emails that fall within a date range. Search by sender address, or find a text string within the email files.

 

EML Viewer search screen. Search .eml files.
Search .eml files

Individual EML files can be saved to different formats. To do this, select the message you want to save.  Next go to Mail > Save Message As  and select the target format.

 

Convert .eml file to different formats
Save .eml files as pdf, other formats

How is EML Viewer Lite different from EML Viewer Pro?

All of the core functions are present, including EML to PDF conversion, search, reply, forward, reply all, print and more.

The major difference is in the quantity of emails. EML Viewer Lite can export eml files individually, while EML Viewer Pro can bulk export .eml files by the thousands.

If bulk conversion of .eml files is not your core need, then you will find EML Viewer Lite to be a very capable viewer able to provide quick access to your .eml, .msg and .pst email files.

Click here to download a free trial of EML Viewer Lite.

How to convert .eml files into an Excel spreadsheet

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What is a .Eml File?
.EML files are individual email messages (RFC-822) created by Outlook Express, Thunderbird, or other email clients. .EML files contain all of the information in the email, including the sender and recipient email addresses, subject, internet header, message text, and more.

If you have a folder filled with many .EML files, it may be convenient to convert them into an Excel spreadsheet. Having the contents of the .eml files organized in a spreadsheet grid might make it easier to search the contents for key words, quickly sort them by date, analyze sender and receiver information, and to collect the email addresses for use in marketing campaigns or other purposes.

So how can you convert many .eml files, perhaps thousands of them, into a single Excel or Calc spreadsheet? This is not a capability that is natively available in Outlook Express or any other email client that I am aware of.

One way I have found to accomplish this is to use a EML file viewer like PST Viewer Pro that can export the messages to a .csv or comma separated values file. .CSV files can easily be imported into Microsoft Excel.

PST Viewer Pro (also marketed as EML Viewer Pro) is a tool for managing .eml formatted emails, as well as .pst, .ost, .msg, .mht and winmail.dat emails. These steps will work to convert any of the aforementioned email content to a .CSV file.

Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to export .eml files to .csv using the PST Viewer Pro email viewer.

First, install a free trial of PST Viewer Pro from the product website, then start the software.

Use the folder navigation in Pst Viewer Pro to select the file folder that contains your .eml files.

Navigation in PST Viewer Pro software for opening Outlook .pst files.
Select folder with .eml files

Next, select the files you want to export to a .csv file.  Hold the ctrl key and click on an email to select individual messages. To select all messages, click ctrl-A.

Selecting .eml file in Eml Viewer Pro.
Select .eml files you want to export to .csv

Now that the messages have been selected, all that remains is to start the export process. Click on the “Export” button.

Location of the Export button on the software toolbar.
Click the export button

This will bring up Pst Viewer Pro’s Export Manager from which you can select export file type. Pst Viewer Pro lets you choose from many different target formats. Let’s select .CSV.

Email export manage with "CSV" format selected.
Email export manager.

Click Start to begin the process.  You will be asked for a target folder. Choose a place where you can easily find the .csv file.  I named my file “Eml-files-converted.csv” and saved it to my Windows desktop. If you have Microsoft Excel on your computer, look on your desktop for a file like this:

Email export manage with "CSV" format selected.
Xls file.

To open this .CSV file in Microsoft Excel, all I have to do is double click on it. If the file doesn’t open for you, you may need to start Excel, and then go to File >Open and select the .csv file manually.
Excel will open the .csv file, and display the .eml file contents in the spreadsheet grid.

Email was exported to .csv and imported to MS Excel using PstViewer Pro.
Email exported to MS Excel spreadsheet.

Now that your .eml files have been converted into an Excel spreadsheet, you have full control over the data. Organizing email messages in this way can allow you to search the text very easily. It can also allow you to gather email addresses in a format that can be exported into other applications for marketing or customer service purposes.

And that’s how you convert .eml into Excel or .csv using Pst Viewer Pro!