View and Search A Folder With Thousands of .EML Files with EmlViewer Pro

It is not uncommon to encounter .EML email files on the internet. .Eml files are individual email messages. Email client applications like Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes will create  .eml files while exporting an email message from the main mail store.    If you’re the kind of person who prefers to keep a complete history of important email messages, you may find that you’ve accumulated hundreds or thousands of .Eml files.

A desktop icon shaped like an envelope with EML written on it.
While .eml files are easy to open individually, managing thousands or tens of thousands of them at a time can present some challenges. Despite their commonality, few email applications import them directly, and fewer if any can manage a folder filled with .eml files.

Eml Viewer Pro is a Windows email file viewer that is specially designed for .eml files and other email formats including .msg, winmail.dat, and even Outlook .pst and .ost files.  With Eml Viewer Pro, you can view and search a directory of .eml files. You can even mix email content, such as .msg and .eml emails, and view them together in the same list.

Image shows an html email rendered in EmlViewer Pro email viewer software for MS Windows.
Eml Viewer Pro main screen

To use Eml Viewer Pro, first download and install the software on your Windows 8/7/Vista or XP computer.  Using the explorer on the left-hand side of the screen, click on the folder containing your .eml or .msg email files.  When it detects email files in the selected folder, Eml Viewer Pro will organize the messages in the mail list.  Messages may be column sorted by sender, recipient, date, file type and more.  You also add additional email fields, rearrange or remove fields from the list, depending on your needs.

Image shows how to customize the Eml Viewer Pro mail list.
Customize the email list fields

Now that your .eml files are in the mail list, you can search them. There are two ways to search a folder with .eml files: Quick Search and Advanced Search.

Quick search location in the Eml Viewer Pro toolbar
Eml Viewer Pro Quick Search

Quick search is a field along the top of the software. Type your query, hit enter, and all of the .eml files will be searched for a match across all of the fields.  Messages that match the search are shown in the mail list.

Search a .eml mail store for specific emails with Advanced Search.
Advanced search for locating .eml files

Advanced search gives you more control over the search parameters. For example, you can restrict your search to emails that were sent or received between certain dates, or search only specific fields.
Any messages matching the search will be displayed in the mail list.

A very useful feature for people who work with email in the legal field is the ability of Eml Viewer Pro to export .eml files to .pdf.   Eml Viewer Pro can bulk convert your .eml emails to PDF in a variety of ways and provides important options for handling file attachments.  Eml file attachments may be extracted to a folder, embedded within the pdf, and many common files can even be converted directly into the PDF image.  The PDF/A email archiving standard is also supported.

Download a free trial of Eml Viewer Pro, and start enjoying the convenience of managing your .eml emails in style.