Being a technical blog writer, I usually roams on various forums sites to analyse current users’ issues and problems. Recently, while going through some Forum sites, I have seen various queries related to EML to PST file conversion. Therefore, I decided to write on this particular topic and answer the question how to open EML file type in Outlook.

In this article, I am going to introduce two different methods of converting EML files into PST format. First, I will explain manual approach of saving EML mailbox in Outlook. This method includes interference of some other email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird, Gmail and Microsoft Outlook itself. Next, I am going to explain professional solution for automatic transfer of EML files in Outlook. You can choose any of the method as per your preference. Stick with the write-up until end to get reliable solution of all your unsolved query.

Manual Method to Open EML File Type in Outlook

Manual methods are working steps; you need to follow yourself for conversion of data from one format to other. Here I am going to mentioned working procedure to save EML file type in Outlook interface via IMAP setting. Before proceeding, you need to fulfil certain conditions:

  • Make sure Thunderbird and Outlook application are installed in your PC.
  • You must have an account on Gmail. If not then create one for opening EML file type in Outlook.
  • Installation of Thunderbird is not enough. You must have access to any Thunderbird account for preceding the steps.
  • The last one is not a condition but a suggestion; take backup of all the EML files/folders to eliminate chance of complete data loss.

After following all the above-mentioned condition, follow the steps given below:

STEP 1: Drag and Drop the EML files in Thunderbird

  1. Run Mozilla Thunderbird application and login to the account.
  2. Now navigate to the location where you have saved the EML files.
  3. After finding the EML mailbox, select the required EML files or use CTRL+A for all file selection.
  4. Eventually, drag and drop the selected EML data to Thunderbird folder. (Here you can either create a new folder in Thunderbird then drop the files in it or you can save the files in already created folder.)

STEP 2: Change IMAP Setting and Export Files to Gmail

  1. In the first step, login to your Gmail account.
  2. In the upper right corner, setting option is available. Press the setting button and then follow these steps>> See All Settings>> Forwarding POP/IMAP>> Enable IMAP>> Save Changes.
  3. Next, Constitute the Gmail account with respective Thunderbird account.
  4. After constituting both the accounts, go to Thunderbird tab. Here click on the “Messages”>> Copy>> targeted Gmail folder.

STEP 3: Open EML Files in Outlook

  1. Start Outlook Application in your PC.
  2. Now you have to constitute the Gmail account with Outlook.
  3. After that, just move the EML files from Gmail to Outlook folder and open them in Outlook interface.

EML to PST Converter – An Introduction

There are so many solutions available in the market, which support to save EML files in PST format. EML to PST Converter is one of the most trusted and feasible tool available for exporting EML files to PST format. It is a desktop-based application, designed to run on Windows operating system of 32 bit and 64 bit. The tool supports all the new and old Windows versions such as 11, 10, 8, 7, 8.1, Vista, XP, etc.

The EML Files to Outlook Converter is completely trustworthy and does not save any user information in its database. The tool has all the amazing options required for an ideal tool. Both the technical and non-technical users can use it without any difficulty. The software efficiently and effectively move EML files/folders/sub-folders to Outlook all the editions such as 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003. Look at the section given below to know more about the tool in details. The software perform the process of EML files export to PST with accuracy and integrity.


Advanced Features of EML to PST Converter

EML to PST Converter tool has many advanced function needed for saving EML files in Outlook interface. Let’s have a look on few of them!

  • The EML Files to PST Converter allows hustle free migration of batch EML files into Outlook. You can save entire EML mailbox to PST in just one time processing.
  • The Tool saves EML files with all the attachments in Outlook.
  • The software is workable on all the Windows editions such as 11, 10, 8, 7, 8.1, Vista, XP, etc. No technical skills is needed to operate this tool.
  • EML to Outlook Converter offers dual option to load EML files in the software. You can use either File mode or folder mode to load EML data in the software.
  • There are advanced filters, which can be used to move selective EML files to Outlook. These filters are To, From, Subject, Date Range and Exclude Deleted Folders.
  • The software keeps mail properties of EML files intact throughout the conversion process. You will not see single variation in mail formatting after conversion in PST.

EML to PST Converter – Free Trial Version

EML to PST Converter is available in two different editions i.e. License version and Demo version. If you have any doubt regarding the tool then try demo edition of EML Converter. With trial edition, you will get to know about the working of the tool with free export of 25 EML files into PST format.

Once you find the tool’s working satisfactory, then get access to license edition for error free export of EML files into PST file format. When you have license key with you, that means you can migrate unlimited EML files to Outlook without any limitation. Moreover, you have all the rights to use all the advanced options of tool.


In this blog post, I have discussed about simple way of how to open EML file type in Outlook. You can avail any of the pre-mentioned methods to open EML file in Outlook interface. The choice of method depends upon quantity of files and available resources. I hope the blog post is helpful in solving EML to PST file conversion issues.

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