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.
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
Go the ‘File’ menu and from the drop-down choose the ‘open’ option.
Now press ‘open Outlook data file’ option
Browse the location of the particular PST file and select it.
Finally, press the OK button to add the targeted PST file to MS Outlook
Importing Outlook to EML with Outlook Express
Access Outlook Express email client
Press the ‘File’ button
From the drop-down, select the ‘Import’ tab.
A new pop-up menu will open as you move the cursor to Import tab, select, Message’ from the menu.
A new window named ‘Outlook Express Import’ will open. From the list, choose ‘Microsoft Outlook’ and then press the next tab.
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.
As you hit the ‘Next’ tab, the process will begin.
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.
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.
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
From the menu bar, take the cursor to ‘Tool’ and from the drop-down, choose Import.
A new window ‘Import’ will open with some choices. It offers two options, either ‘Import Everything’ or ‘Select the type of material’ to import.
Select the 1st option and press the tab Next.
A new window named ‘Import Wizard’ will pop-up. From here, mark ‘Outlook’ and press ‘Next’ tab.
The tool will start the migration process. Migration time depends on the size of the file.
As the migration process is over, select all and right click. From the drop-down, choose ‘Save as’ feature.
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.