EML to CSV: Bulk Convert .EML Email Files To a List

Professionals who regularly work with E-Mail understand the importance of being able to batch convert a large number of .eml email files to a text format. Whether you need an easily searchable text version of E-Mails, or if you just need to capture basic E-Mail header information in a text format,  EmlViewer Pro can help. This capability is included with every copy of EmlViewer Pro.

How to Convert .Eml to CSV

To follow along with this tutorial, download a free trial of EmlViewer Pro. The trial will allow you to export up to 50 E-Mails per export operation.  This restriction is of course removed from the registered version of the software.

When EmlViewer Pro first starts, use the folder explorer on your left hand side to select the folder where your .eml files are stored.  EmlViewer Pro will then read those E-Mail files into an organized list.

If you want to convert all of the E-Mails in the list to .csv/text, you can select them all for export by typing Ctrol-A.  Selected E-Mails will be highlighted in blue.

Exporting .eml into .csv format lets you then import E-Mails into Microsoft Excel.
EmlViewer Pro screen shot with .eml files highlighted for export.

Next select the Export tab.
From the drop down list, choose the CSV export profile, as shown in the image below.

Export .eml E-Mails into a .csv file. This image shows the CSV export profile selected in EmlViewer Pro.
Select CSV Export Profile

The last step is to click the “Export” button to begin the operation.  EmlViewer Pro will proceed with saving the select .eml E-Mails into a text-based Comma Separated Values (CSV) file. The .CSV file will be written to a folder location that you indicate.

Clicking on the .CSV file will cause it to open in your default spreadsheet application. In the image below, the CSV file has been opened in Microsoft Office Excel 2013.

.Eml Files Imported to Microsoft Excel From a .CSV File.

The E-Mail content has now been organized into columns that include the following fields:
From, Subject, Date, To, CC, Message Body, file attachment information, and a link to the original .eml file.

These columns can re-arranged or deleted, searched or otherwise manipulated.

While the trial version of EmlViewer Pro restricts export operations to 50 E-Mails, there is no limited to the number of .Eml files that may be converted to .CSV in the registered version.

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How To Convert .EML Email Files Into .PDF Files?

.EML files are email files. They contain the email message and any file attachments that were included with the message.  If you find yourself with a batch of .eml files that you need to convert into .PDF files, EML Viewer Pro can help you.

Why would someone ever have .eml files? There are many situations where you may encounter them.  As a published open standard (RFC-822) .eml files are used by many different email clients, including Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and others.  If you are involved in a court case, or received a FOIA request fulfillment from a government agency, you may have received the emails in .eml format. 

Converting .eml emails into common .pdf files sounds like it should be a very simple thing to do; and if you have the correct software, it is simple.  Many people encounter problems by attempting eml to pdf conversion using software that is not designed for that purpose.  For example, a free .pdf printer app might do a great job rendering the email message as a .pdf file, but may fail to convert file attachments.  Specialized needs, such as adding an email individually to an existing .pdf file, or embedding file attachments inside the pdf may not be supported. What if you need to convert thousands of .eml files to individual pdf files, and apply a specific naming structure to the files?  No free app that we’re aware of can support these complex operations.

EML Viewer Pro can!

Main screen of Eml Viewer Pro software, which can be used to convert .eml files into .pdf files.
Eml Viewer Software for MS Windows

Getting starting with .eml to .pdf file conversion


Download a free trial copy of Eml Viewer Pro software (also known as PstViewer Pro). The trial runs for 15 days. Although the registered version of the software can convert an unlimited number of emails to pdf in a single batch, while in trial mode it will only export up to 50 at a time.

When Eml Viewer Pro starts, use the folder navigation on the left side to select the folder where your .eml files reside.  Eml Viewer Pro will read in your .eml files and display them in a message list.

Image shows .eml files in an organized list in Eml Viewer Pro software for Windows.
.eml files in a list

To export a single .eml file to .pdf, follow these steps.

First, select the file(s) in the list that you want to convert to .pdf.
Next, from the Export drop down list, select the appropriate method for converting your .eml files from.

Finally, click the yellow “Export” button to start the operation.

A list of options for converting .eml files into .pdf files. Choose the correct option.
Select the eml to pdf export method

Eml Viewer Pro will go to work processing your eml files. You may be prompted to choose a destination folder.

Choosing the correct PDF export method.

As we mentioned earlier, any free pdf printer can suffice if you only wan to convert a single email into a single pdf file, especially if it does not contain file attachments.

EML Viewer Pro adds value by providing you with a wide of methods for converting .eml to .pdf.

Some of the possibilities include:

  • Exporting many email to a single pdf
  • Exporting many emails to multiple pdfs
  • Exporting an email into an existing pdf
  • Converting to pdf while extracting file attachments
  • Converting to pdf while embedding file attachments
  • Converting to pdf and attempting to convert file attachments into the pdf image
  • Applying a special name to the newly created .pdf files

Eml Viewer Pro accomplishes tasks through “Export Profiles.” These are sets of instructions that tells Eml Viewer Pro how it perform the task.  Export profiles appear from the drop down list. You can create brand new export profiles, or edit the ones that Eml Viewer Pro ships with.

Select the method for exporting eml emails into .pdf files.

Edit any export profile to customize

To edit an export profile, first select that profile from the list, and then click “Edit Profile.  This will open the profile editor. While we won’t go into great detail here, the profile editor allows you to customize many of the values and parameters to Eml Viewer Pro uses to accomplish its tasks.

The export profile editor, showing configurable settings for .eml-to-pdf export.
Edit the pdf export profile.

Download a free trial of EmlViewer Pro.

If you have any questions about exporting eml files into .pdf files, post them in the comments below, or email us at supportline at encryptomatic.com and we’ll be glad to help.