Convert PST to EML

Instanly Export Outlook PST File into EML Format Without Any Hurdle

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Nowadays, in most of the companies or organizations, various email clients are using for the communication between clients and employees. If there are multiple email client it means they will create various file formats or extensions for each email client. Let me 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, I would like to explain about PST and EML file.

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What is an Outlook PST File?

  • A most 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 abbreviation,
  • PST (.pst) = Personal Storage File
  • Note: .pst is the file extension code for the Outlook data file of Microsoft Outlook.

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. Given below are the items of Outlook, which Outlook Data File stores:

  • Calendars, Tasks, Notes, Contacts, Attachments and Images

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 and EJF

Benefits of converting PST to EML File Format

  • Name EML file without effecting stationary according to your requirement.
  • It can be stored at any location on your desktop and easily accessed.
  • 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 option 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.
  • I selected 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 manual methods that converting PST file into EML free is not possible if Outlook, Thunderbird and Outlook Express is not available or installed in machine. In that case, without wasting your time in downloading and configuration of Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook and Outlook Express you should go with quick and easy solution which is Outlook to EML converter. PST to Outlook Express converter tool is known for excellence to convert PST file into multiple formats. Let’ s see the feature and functionality of Outlook PST file converter.

PST To EML Converter

Outlook to EML converter is a renowned utility which can help users to convert their Outlook PST file into EML files without 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 item of PST file to EML including emails, calendars, attachments, tasks, notes etc. Look at the some other highlighted features of PST to EML extractor:

  • Perform conversion without Installing Outlook
  • Auto-search & scan PST file and show the preview of every attribute
  • Convert and Export PST File items into multiple formats
  • Capable to convert encrypted and corrupted PST files
  • Deals with ANSI & UNICODE file format
  • Naming convention feature while exporting

Screenshots For PST to EML Conversion

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Step 1 : Download PST 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 / PDF / vCard and many other formats

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Step 4 : Finally, Click on Export Button.