Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tutorial to Import PST to EML without any hassle

In IT field, many of the emailing application provide a facility for managing your email data in a smooth and effective manner. Outlook is also one of these. It is a popular email application for accessing and managing email information and data. With the help of this email program, you can very simply access your mailbox data on your system even at the time of no internet connectivity. Outlook manages personal user accounts information including mail messages, contacts, tasks, calendars, notes, etc. But, sometimes, PST files become inaccessible owing to some virus intrusion or due to PST oversize issue or may be due to software/hardware faults. In such kind of situations, many users ponder upon switching to some other email client like; Outlook Express. To switch Outlook to Outlook Express, you would require converting your email data to the format supported in that email client (i.e. EML).

Convert PST to EML Using OE

• If that PST file has not been configured in Outlook then first it is needed to add that PST file into the program
• Open PST in Outlook through the option of "Open" of Outlook program
• Open Outlook
• Click "File"
• Select "Open" from drop-down menu
• Click "Open-Outlook-data-file"
• Browse PST location
• Select the file
• Click OK for adding PST to Outlook
• Import data into OE
• Open OE
• Click "File"
• Select "import" from drop down
• Select option for message from submenu
• "Outlook-Express-Import" pop–up window comes
• Select Outlook from "Select-an-Email-Program-to-Import-From" list
• Click Next
• 2 options comes

1. All Folders'
2. 'Select All Folders

• Select according to the requirement
• Click next
• Process starts
• Once data gets imported into OE, congratulation message is received
• Click Finish
• Note: If multiple profiles are there of Outlook then OE asks to select any 1 profile
• Afterward, whole of Outlook’s email data gets imported to Outlook Express
• Outlook data can be accessed now in OE
• Now, these emails can be converted into EML format using drag & drop
• Select multiple emails
• Then drag & drop them at the location needed
• Those emails get saved in files with EML format
• Note: This particular process works with MS Windows XP OS only as OE is inbuilt mail client for only some MS Windows OS versions including Windows XP version. This process can be performed with both Outlook as well as Outlook Express email clients configured on that same system.

PST to EML Using Thunderbird

There is another manual technique that can be employed to migrate Outlook to EML. This is again a manual method. Follow the steps below to perform this conversion by this method:

• For this process, ensure that Thunderbird, as well as Outlook both, are configured on that same machine.
• Open Mozilla Thunderbird
• From menu, select "Tools"
• Click "Import" from drop-down
• "Import" pop-up window appears
• 2 options come

1. Import Everything
2. Select the Material to Import

• Select first
• Click "Next"
• Import wizard opens
• Select "Outlook"
• Click Next
• Process starts
• After process completion, select all emails
• Right click
• Select "Save as" from drop-down
• Browse folder for saving EML files
• This generates one EML file for each mail
• All MS Outlook emails appear in EML files
• Use these EML files as per need

Outlook to EML Using Third-Party Tool

SysTools PST Converter is a very powerful tool which is effective to export Outlook to EML format. With the help of this useful tool, it is easy to convert all Outlook’s email data contents into EML, format safely.

Concluding Remarks

While employing the 1st manual technique, Windows XP is needed to have OE. Now, as XP is a previous Windows version, so chances of this availability are less. Also, as most users use upgraded editions of MS Windows OS; so, chances of having Thunderbird installed on machines are also low. So, 2nd method is also difficult plus it is also timing-consuming. So, by not wasting precious time and going for a secure solution for this PST to EML conversion, one can use some third-party converter.


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