Converting PST to EML Manually

No MS Outlook is one of the most outstanding email clients for email data management. It is much more than an email client because of its interactive data transfer feature. MS Outlook has some competitors like Thunderbird, Windows Mails and MAC. If you are looking for convert from  MS Outlook to Thunderbird, MS Outlook to Outlook Express, MS Outlook to Windows Live Mail or any other EML supportive email clients, the conversion is required. PST to EML conversion can b done manually or with a third application.

Manual Conversion of PST to EML

Users can able to convert Outlook to EML by using Outlook Expres. In case, PST file is not configured in MS Outlook, you will have to add PST file into the client. To access PST files into MS Outlook, use the 'Open' option of MS Outlook. There are a few simple steps to open PST into MS Outlook. Opening a PST File in MS Outlook

open outlook

Go the 'File' menu and from the drop-down choose the 'open' option.

choose open option

Now press 'open Outlook data file' option

press open outlook data-file

Browse the location of the particular PST file and select it.

browse pst file

Finally, press the OK button to add the targeted PST file to MS Outlook

press the ok button

Importing Outlook to EML with Outlook Express

Access Outlook Express email client

open outlook express

Press the 'File' button

press the file button

From the drop-down, select the 'Import' tab.

select import tab

A new pop-up menu will open as you move the cursor to Import tab, select, Message' from the menu.

select message tab

A new window named 'Outlook Express Import' will open. From the list, choose 'Microsoft Outlook' and then press the next tab.

next button

Now, you will have two options to choose from. Select 'All Folders' or 'Selected folders'. The second option will give you the opportunity to customize your folder choice and then hit the Next tab.

two option to choose outlook data

As you hit the 'Next' tab, the process will begin.

import process started

As the whole data is exported, you will receive a congratulation message. Now, press the finish button.

In case you have more than one MS Outlook account, the Outlook Expres will ask you to choose the one.

choose account

After this process, the MS Outlook data will be imported to Outlook Express. You can able to access your MS Outlook data into Outlook Express. The imported emails can be saved to EML file format with drag and drop feature. At one time, you can select multiple emails to save into EML.

Note:- The method works only with Windows XP OS because Outlook Express is in-built email clients available in a few Windows versions. The manual conversion is possible when both MS Outlook and OE are configured on the same system.

Conversion of PST to EML with Thunderbird

If you wish to access the PST database in Thunderbird, it can be possible manually. Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the most widely used free email platform. The interface of Thunderbird seems similar to Firefox to some extent. It is easy to manage.

Before converting PST to EML manually, you will have to make sure that both email clients are configured on the same system. There are a few simple steps that you need to follow for conversion.

First of all open Thunderbird

open thunderbird app

From the menu bar, take the cursor to 'Tool' and from the drop-down, choose Import.

take cursor on tools

A new window 'Import' will open with some choices. It offers two options, either 'Import Everything' or 'Select the type of material' to import.

offer two option to import

Select the 1st option and press the tab Next.

select 1st option

A new window named 'Import Wizard' will pop-up. From here, mark 'Outlook' and press 'Next' tab.

mark outlook

The tool will start the migration process. Migration time depends on the size of the file.

migration process start

As the migration process is over, select all and right click. From the drop-down, choose 'Save as' feature.

choose save as option

Now save the newly built EML file to the desired location.

It will create an EML file for each email.

Using a Third Application

These manual approaches seem easy, but they are not quick ways to transfer data. Moreover, error in the following mistakes can lead to data loss. Users, especially non-technicians, can download the third application like Softaken PST to EML converter. The tool is easy to operate. It doesn't need migration assistance. The converted data can be accessed to Thunderbird, OE and several other EML supportive email clients.

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