Eml Reader: Using Eml Viewer Pro .eml File Viewer

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Files with the .eml extension are individual email files created by a Windows email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook Express. .Eml files are formatted according to a published standard known as RFC-822.  Opening these files is as easy as  installing email client software; this will allow you to open them individually by clicking on the files.

If you have thousands of .eml files, and you want to search them, or convert them to a different format (.pdf, .mbox, etc), then a more powerful and specialized software application like EML Viewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro) can be a big help to your project.

Image shows the main page of Eml Viewer Pro software, with emails in a list.
Eml Viewer Pro opens .eml files

Eml Viewer Capabilities

Eml Viewer Pro provides quick view or full screen viewing capabilities.  Paging through the emails in the mail list will preview the message.  You will be able to view the .eml files in their full html or text formatting.  Hosted graphics are downloaded and displayed in the message.  Double clicking on an email in the list will open it in full screen view for easy reading. You can have multiple emails open in full screen view.

Email Search

Eml Viewer Pro can search all of the messages in your list. You may have dozens or thousands of .eml files, and Eml Viewer Pro will search across them all for your criteria.

Image shows the advanced search screen in Eml Viewer Pro software.
Searching .eml files

You can set a date range for the search, or search across common email fields such as To, From, CC, or find specific words or phrases in the text of the email.

The results are displayed in the mail list, so that you can export them or otherwise manage them according your project requirements.

Exporting .EML Files

Dozens of export profiles are included in Eml Viewer Pro. These profiles are instruction sets that help you accomplish specific tasks, such as exporting your selected .eml fiels into pdf format.  Many different formats are included, such as HTML, MHT, Text, MBOX, PNG, TIF, GIF, PDF, etc.

To export messages, first select the .eml files you want to convert from EML Viewer Pro’s mail list.  Next, choose the export profile from the drop down list (see below).  To convert to PNG image format, for example, select PNG from the drop down list.

Start the export process by clicking the “Start button” (see the pointer in the image below).

Image shows Eml Viewer Pro export profile menu, with PNG export profile selected.
Eml Viewer Pro export profile drop down list


.EML to PDF Conversion

PDF is a highly popular format for preserving email messages.  Because of this, the software developers have given  Eml Viewer Pro special functionality for eml to pdf export.

Eml Viewer Pro can select export .eml files into the PDF/A email archival standard, which embeds the html fonts directly into the PDF file for accurate rendering, preserving the original look of the email.

.Eml files can be converted into separate pdf files, or you can export multiple .eml files into a single large pdf file.

File attachments are always an important consideration when exporting email to pdf.  Eml Viewer Pro has the ability to extract file attachments and save them to a folder on your hard drive, or you can embed the file attachments within the PDF file so they can be extracted later.  You can also tell Eml Viewer Pro to attempt to convert the attachment into an image so it is visible inside of the PDF. If the attachment is not convertible, then it will be converted.

Download an Eml Reader Free Trial

You can try Eml Viewer Pro free for 15 days. Download a free trial, and see how Eml Viewer Pro can help you manage your .eml email content.



Using EML Viewer Pro To Read .EML Files

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A .eml file viewer will let you open email files created by applications like Winmail and Outlook Express. But what if you need to open other types of email files, such as Outlook .pst or .ost files or .msg files? Will you need to install three more software packages to be able to access the email stored within those files?

Now there is an email viewer available that allows able to manage multiple email formats while providing a single view across all of your different email content formats.

EML Viewer Pro by Encryptomatic LLC is an advanced email viewer. It is in use in many enterprise environments, and is available as a .msi installer package.  It is also easy enough to use that it can be used by small business and home users to manage their email.

EML Viewer Pro is also capable of reading not only .eml formatted email messages, but also Outlook .pst  and .ost files and .msg files. EML Viewer can display emails that are formatted as html, text or rich text files.  It can also convert all of these types of email formats into PDF files, including the file attachments.

All emails are not created equally. In fact, some are quite complex files. They can include html rich text, file attachments, and embedded pictures. One of the areas where email viewers often fall short is in dealing with OLE embedded objects within the email. Writing software code to handle these situations is very difficult and prone to errors, and as a result these objects are often not shown correctly, are inaccessible, and omitted during the rendering of the email.  PstViewer Pro excels at rendering these difficult emails, the product of years of experience and testing across millions of email.

Click here to download a 15 day free free trial of EML Viewer Pro.