How to Convert EML Files to PDF?

There is no other file format as convenient as PDF for archiving and sharing EML email files.   It seems like a simple thing to do, but in practice you may discover that converting .Eml to .Pdf can be anything but convenient.  It’s easy to forget how complex email documents like .eml files can be.

Eml files can be formatted in text or HTML.  They may have different kinds of email file attachments.  In fact, Eml files can be attached to other .eml files — how do you handle emails inside of emails?

If you are converting many .eml files to .pdf, you want to give the files a special name.  Or, perhaps you need to combine multiple .eml files into one .pdf file.  

If your project calls for converting more than a few .eml files to .pdf, you will want to try EmlVeiwer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro), a Windows software tool that is specifically designed to convert email from .Eml files and other formats to .PDF, and able to accommodate the many different situations and preferences that your project will encounter.

Converting .Eml to .Pdf with EmlViewer Pro software.

Here’s how to convert emails from .eml to .pdf with EmlViewer Pro. Download the 15 day free trial follow along.  

  1. 1 Start EmlViewer Pro and use the Explorer tree to select the location of your .eml files. EmlViewer Pro will read the emails into an organized maillist,
  2. Select the emails you want to convert to PDF in the maillist.
  3. From the “Export” tab choose the PDF export profile that you want to run.  If you want the file attachments to be part of the PDF document image, choose “PDF – attachments converted/included”
  4. Click “Export” to being the process.

EmlViewer Pro can convert most common email file attachments into the PDF image, including PDF files, image files, and Microsoft Office documents if Office is installed on the computer.

Besides .Eml files, EmlViewer Pro can also convert .msg, .pst, .ost and .mht formatted emails to PDF.

Do you have any questions about converting Email to PDF? Post them in the comments and we’ll be glad to answer them.


EML to PDF Conversion: How to Export Multiple .EML Files to a Single PDF Document

EML Viewer Pro is a viewer/reader for managing email messages formatted as .eml files.  .EML files are created by Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird and other email browsing software.

An .eml file is a self-contained document that holds all the email content, including file attachments.

While most email clients can open .eml files individually, EML Viewer Pro can read a directory and sub-directories filled with thousands of  .eml files, allowing you to browse and search messages, access file attachments, reply and forward to .eml files using your email client, and even export .eml files to PDF and other popular formats.

The PDF format is a very popular format for storing and archiving email messages.  EML Viewer Pro provides exceptional support for EML to PDF conversion. In the latest release of EML Viewer Pro (also known as Pst Viewer Pro), the PDF export functions have been brought forward to the main tool bar to save on clicks. 

EML Viewer Pro gives you several options while exporting .eml files to .pdf .

1. You can export the email message to an individual pdf file while extracting the file attachment to a folder on your hard drive.

2. You can export the .eml file to pdf while converting most document file attachments into the PDF image.

3. You can export EML to PDF with file attachments embedded. This means that a file, such as an Excel spreadsheet, remains inside the PDF as a separate file that can be extracted from the PDF and edited later.

A new feature in EML Viewer Pro is the “Add to PDF file” button. It allows you to save one or more selected eml files to an existing PDF file.  This feature was added after a customer explained that she needed to create a PDF file for a court hearing  that required her to assemble all emails into a single PDF.   With the “Add to PDF file” function, she can now export emails individually to a single PDF file, without the need to use special software to combine individual .pdfs.

Here’s how to use “Add to PDF file”:

First, select the emails you want to export in EML Viewer Pro’s mail list.
Second, click the “Add to PDF file” button on the main tool bar.

Location of the "Add to PDF File" button in EmlViewer Pro email viewer software.
The Add To PDF Button in EML Viewer Pro. Add .EML Files to a .PDF file

 Next, select the target PDF file.

Convert .eml files to a pdf. Select the target PDF
Select the PDF file to add the converted .EML files

That’s all there is to it.  EML Viewer Pro simplifies the process of converting .eml files into .pdf.

Another nice feature of EML Viewer Pro is the control it gives you over the file names. For example, if you are mass exporting thousands of .eml files to individual .pdf files, you can specify how those files are named. You may want to name the files after the sender or the recipient. Or you perhaps you want to give a series number to the resulting .pdf files, such as “CASE 123 – xxxx” where “xxxx” are incremented numbers. You can also increment letters.

There’s so much more that EML Viewer Pro can do. To learn more, download a free trial of EML Viewer Pro.