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Nowadays, in most of the companies or organizations, various email clients are used for the communication between clients and employees. If there are multiple email clients, it means they will create various file formats or extensions for each email client. Let us clarify with an example.

Example: If you are using Microsoft Outlook which creates PST file to store the entire data and you want to open PST file into Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook express, then what will you do because both the email client supports EML file. So, in that case you need to export PST into EML format and after PST to EML conversion you can easily access Outlook emails in Thunderbird and OE.

Before start freeware .pst to .eml conversion process, we will explain about PST and EML file.

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What is an Outlook PST File?

A common but difficult term for the users of popular email client application Outlook is to understand what actually an Outlook PST File is? Yes, we usually hear about PST File while using MS-Outlook and sometimes when we face an error. In simple language,PST (.pst) = Personal Storage File is the file type in which, MS Outlook locally stores all of its data. Every application has its own file format in which they can save and create data. PST is also a file format which stores all the information about Outlook messages or emails. Besides emails, Outlook Data File PST also stores Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Attachments, Journal, and Images.

  • Note: .pst is the file extension code for the Outlook data file of Microsoft Outlook.

What is EML File?

EML is an electronic email file type holds a single email message as well as hyperlink and attachment. It is formed in Microsoft Outlook express and supported by various email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and Mozilla etc.

EML file can also be opened in internet explorer because they are already formatted in the same way .MHT files. EML file extension contains data only in two formats:

  • Internet Standard RFC822
  • EJF

Easy 4-Step Solution for Saving PST Messages into EML

  • Step 1: Download and Open Outlook to EML Converter application.
  • Step 2: Click on Add File to add Outlook PST file(s).
  • Step 3: Click on Export button.
  • Step 4: Choose EML and apply additional settings.
  • Step 5: Click on Export option to convert Outlook PST to EML.

Benefits of Converting PST to EML File Format

  • It can be stored at any location on your desktop and easily accessed.
  • Name EML file without effecting stationary according to your requirement.
  • It will not clash with other stationeries with the same file name.
  • Some format create an problem during working on different systems but .eml file format seems to work anywhere.

How to Convert PST File to EML Manually?

There are two manual method to extract PST to EML format:

  1. Migrate MS Outlook Profile into Outlook Express
  2. Import Outlook Profile into Mozilla Thunderbird

1. Migrate Outlook Profile to Outlook Express

Using Outlook Express and Outlook, you can easily import Outlook profile to Outlook Express and convert PST to EML free. To do so, both email client should be configured or installed in your computer. Otherwise, free pst to eml conversion will not be possible. You will have to take help of any third party application to export PST file to EML format.

So, if the pst file is orphan or not configure in Outlook, first you configure it and then migrate Outlook to Outlook Express.

Steps to Open Outlook PST File:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook >> File >> Open and hit on Open Outlook Data File.
  • Select Outlook Data File (.pst) which you want export and Click OK
  • After doing, you can see PST data in Microsoft Outlook.

Now, Migrate Outlook profile to Outlook Express:

  • Open Outlook Express >> click File >> Click on Import >> select Messages.
  • Select Microsoft Outlook >> Click Next.
  • The window will show you two option
    • All folder: To move entire data of Outlook to OE (Outlook Express).
    • Selected folders: To move data of any particular folder.
  • Select the option as per your requirement and Click Next.
  • Now transferring of data from Outlook to Outlook Express will be start.
  • After completion, a congratulation message will show on screen. Click Finish

After performing the above steps, all the data of PST file will be converted into EML. To create backup, make a new folder on any desired location and select all emails. After that, you can easily export PST to EML in batch by using simple drag and drop function.

Note: Outlook and Outlook Express both email client should be installed in your machine.

2. Import Outlook Profile into Mozilla Thunderbird

Using Mozilla Thunderbird email client, you can import PST to Thunderbird and easily export Outlook file to EML format. But, both email client should be installed in you machine otherwise the migration of Outlook to Thunderbird will not happen. Let’s see the steps:

  • Open Mozilla Thunderbird >> Click Tools >> Click on Import.
  • In this window two options will appear:
    • Import Everything: To import all data of Outlook to Thunderbird
    • Select the type of material to import: To import selective data of Outlook like address books, emails, etc.
  • Select Import Everything and click Next.
  • Select Outlook & hit Next.
  • Migration process of Outlook to Thunderbird will begin.
  • After completion, Outlook data will appear in Thunderbird. It means PST file has been converter into EML.
  • To see converted Outlook file to EML format, select all emails using CTRL + A command. Click right and click on Save As.
  • Now, all emails of PST file will be exported into EML format.

Quick PST to EML Conversion

As we seen above in both the manual methods, converting PST file into EML free is not possible if Outlook, Thunderbird, and Outlook Express are not installed in machine. In that case, without wasting your time in downloading and configuraing Mozilla Thunderbird, MS Outlook, and Outlook Express you should go with quick and easy solution which is Outlook to EML converter. PST Email to EML converter tool is known for its capability to convert PST file into multiple formats. Let’s know more about this Outlook PST File converter.

PST To EML Converter

Outlook to EML converter is a renowned utility that converts Outlook PST file into EML files without making any changes in the data. The simple steps and user friendly interface of PST Converter makes the conversion of PST file to EML more convenient for users. The PST Converter tool has efficiency to convert every email messages of PST file to EML including all types of attachments. Here are some of the highlighted features of PST to EML extractor:

  • Perform Conversion without Installing Outlook: This is a standalone application that does not need help from any other software. Which means, you can export Outlook emails to EML even from orphan PST files without Outlook installation on your system.
  • Auto-scan PST File and Show the Preview: After adding the PST file(s), the software automatically scans the files and load the data for prevuiewing. All data items of Outlook data file can be previewed along with respective associates attributes.
  • Convert and Export PST Items in Multiple Formats: This application comes with the facilty to convert Outlook data in multiple file types. Alog with EML, users can also convert their PST data in PDF, MSG, vCard (VCF), ICS, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, MHT, Plain text, etc.
  • Convert Corrupted PST Files: Even if you have damaged PST file, PST to EML Exporter will leave you with no worry. Its Advanced Scan feature fixes all the corruption from Outlook PSt file and then converts the selected emails into EML format.
  • Export Data from ANSI & UNICODE Type PST: PST to EML Converter Tool supports PST files of all sizes, created in any Outlook version. You can add ANSI or Unicode files of Outlok 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, etc.
  • Naming Convention and Date-based Conversion Features: With this program, users can apply their preferred naming convention from the provided list for the rxported EML files. They can also convert the Outlook emails belonging to a particular date range.

Screenshots for PST to EML Conversion

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Step 1 : Download PST to EML Converter Tool and Add PST File.

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Step 2 : Select & Export Outlook PST File Emails into EML.

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Step 3 : Select EML / MSG / vCard / ICS or other formats.

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Step 4 : Finally, click on Export Button.