How to Convert Emails From Outlook .MSG to .EML Files

This article will show you how to convert Outlook .msg files to .eml files.

Msg email files are created by Microsoft Office Outlook.  An Msg file contains a single email message and any file attachments.  When an Outlook email message is copied outside of Outlook’s .pst or .ost database file, it is saved as a .msg file. Usually, the file name will be the email subject, such as “monthly report.msg”

If you have Microsoft Outlook for Windows, you can open an .msg file by clicking on it.  Because .msg files are a format that is proprietary to Microsoft, you may want to bulk convert Outlook .msg files to .eml files.  .Eml files are an open format supported by other email clients.

EmlViewer Pro is a handy tool for managing and converting email content.  It can read both .msg and .eml files, as well as Outlook .pst, .ost and .mbox files.

While Outlook can open individual .msg files when you click on them, it does not search or organize .msg or .eml files.  EmlViewer Pro is useful for reading in a folder with hundreds or thousands of .msg or .eml files, searching them, and also exporting them to different formats.

How to convert .Msg to .Eml

Download a free trial of EmlViewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro) and follow along with us.

When EmlViewer Pro starts, use the explorer view in the left column to select the folder containing your .msg email files. The .msg files will be read into EmlViewer Pro.  An .msg file can be recognized by the small “M” email icon in the mail list.

 

Screen shot of EmlViewer Pro with .msg files displayed.
.Msg Files in the EmlViewer Pro mail list.

Use EmlViewer Pro’s search feature to identify the .msg files you want to convert to .eml.

To select an email, highlight it in the list by clicking on it.  You can hold the control key and select multiple .msg emails for conversion.  To select all emails in the list, type control-A.

Now that the .msg files have been selected, click on the “Export” tab. From the dropdown list, select “Eml” export profile and then click on the “Export” button.

EmlViewer Pro will now begin converting the selected files from Msg to Eml format.

When the process is complete, you can use EmlViewer Pro to select the folder where your new .eml files reside, and they will be read into the mail list.

Converting .msg to .eml emails is easy with EmlViewer Pro. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments, or email us at supportline at encryptomatic.com, or call us at +1-651-815-4902 x2.

 

 

Eml Reader: Using Eml Viewer Pro .eml File Viewer

Screen image of eml file viewer.

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.