How to Convert Emails from EML to PST file for Outlook

To convert EML to PST effortlessly and accurately, a professional EML to PST Converter is a must. Files having the .eml extension are the EML files and they are utilized by email programs such as the Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail etcetera. The EML files contain the message with the subject, sender, and recipient(s), message date and also the hyperlinks and joined attachments. Since .eml files save in a partial text format so the user can open using the text editor, Apple Text Edit, Microsoft Notepad; you need to change the .eml to .txt

Ways to Convert EML to PST:

To Convert EML files to PST, we have manual methods as well as professional EML to PST Converter. At first, we will know about the manual ways. The first and important step before proceeding with a manual way is having the backup. Take the backup of data because no manual method is fully secure.

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Manual ways to convert EML to PST:

  1. Using Windows Live Mail and Microsoft Outlook
  • Launch the MS Outlook and Windows Live Mail applications on the system.
  • In Window Live Mail, click on the File tab and from the export option select the Email messages.
  • Select the Microsoft Exchange as the export option and click on the Next.
  • A Pop up will display on your screen that all e-mails will be exported to Microsoft Outlook/Microsoft Exchange.
  • Click OK.
  • Using the Select folders option, you can choose either you want to export all email folders or select the particular folder that you want to export.
  • Click OK.
  • After completing successfully, an Export complete wizard will come, click on the Finish.
  1. Using MS Outlook Application, Drag & Drop
  • The method is preferred when EML files are separately saved on the computer and not any EML supported email client is installed on the system to access them.
  • Firstly, open Outlook on your System.
  • Navigate the location of EML files, and then select the file.
  • Drag the selected EML file.
  • Drop it into Outlook Application.

By doing this, you will be to able open & view it into Outlook application.

  1. Outlook Express to Migrate EML to Outlook

At first, configure the EML files with Outlook Express by dragging in it and. After configuring, follow the below-written instructions.

  • Launch Microsoft Outlook on your system.
  • Click on the File tab, select the Open and Export.
  • Then click on Import/Export.
  • Choose Import Internal Mail and Addresses >>Outlook Express >>Next >> Click on the Finish to export .eml files to Outlook.

Limitation of the Manual Ways

Manual ways come free but come along with the limitations, let’s know about its limitations and why professional EML to PST Converter needed.

  • The biggest concern about the manual method is the chances of data loss. The chances of human-error are high and a single mistake can lead to data loss.
  • Email attachments will rarely migrate to Outlook.
  • In the case when the user has many EML files to open with Outlook then the manual method becomes a very tedious and time-taking task.
  • The chances of loss of data integrity are also high in manual ways. The probabilities of alteration in the SMTP header part of an EML file and Meta properties of EML file are very high.

Professional EML to PST Converter:

To Convert EML to PST perfectly, a professional EML to PST Converter is a must. Shoviv EML to PST Converter is a handy solution for this. The Software is laced with many looked for features. Let’s have a look:

  • The Shoviv EML to PST Converter provides easy and quick conversion of .eml to .pst.
  • There is no size bar on adding the EML files.
  • The Software supports Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Eudora, Thunderbird and other email clients where EML generated. As well as it supports all the versions of MS Outlook.
  • The Shoviv EML Converter is also capable of exporting EML to Live Exchange and Office 365.
  • Option to preview EML and its attachments and option to split resultant PST file, if needed, is also facilitated in the software.

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How Shoviv EML to PST Converter Works:

Step 1: Install and Launch the Software.

Step 2: Open the Software and click on the Add button of the menu bar which is on the left side. EML to PST - 1

Step3: Add the EML files that have to be converted. Browse and Search option is given. Check the EML files folder name and click on the OK. EML to PST - 2

Step 4: Select the Outlook PST option from the menu bar to export in Outlook PST. EML to PST - 3

Step5: Browse the Target Folder location where you want to export, here you can also password for PST file and can also provide the file size after which resultant PST will split. Option to Filter is also given, check the Subject, From, To checkbox and Apply filter if required. Click on the Export. EML to PST - 4

Step 6: By clicking Export, the user will be prompted to the status report page. After completing the process, you can save the report by clicking on the Save Report. Click Finish when done. EML to PST - 5

Wrapping up:

To Convert EML to PST we described both manual and professional ways. The manual method comes with some limitations and it is not appropriate for professional use nor when you have several numbers of EML files. The Professional EML to PST Converter (Shoviv EML to PST Converter) facilitates many user-centric features and provides effortless conversion of EML to PST. To check the working of Software, it also provides a demo/trial version of the software which allows the convert first 50 items per folder.

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About the author

Himanshu Pandey is a passionate web content writer with having a copywriting certificate from open Sap and a graduation degree in Psychology. He is associated with Shoviv Software for the last three years. Being a tech geek, he has commendable command over Emailing and all its dimensions, and he loves to share it with readers. Blending professional language with a friendly tone is the best part of his writing style.

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George Philips

Absolutely fine tool, But I want to know is this tool convert EML files into MSG format?

Himanshu Pandey

Yes, along with converting EML to PST, this tool is also capable to convert EML to MSG file format.