You no longer need to struggle in importing EML files into Outlook Express. But, before we proceed any further, you must know that EML format was developed to store a single email message into a plain text file. Usually, the file comprises of a header, email body and attachments and there is surely a way to import them. Here are the steps you need to follow.
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Step 1: Soon after you have launched Microsoft Outlook, you should also open Windows Live Mail.
Step 2: Once the Windows Live Mail window appears on the computer screen, you should move on by clicking ‘File’ followed by the ‘Export’ option and then selecting the relevant messages.
Step 3: When it’s time to ‘Microsoft Exchange’ as the format, you should click ‘Next’.
Step 4: Afterwards, you need to click ‘Next’ and then click ‘OK’ for confirmation once you see the message, ‘all email will be exported to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange’.
Step 5: As per your preferences, you either export all the folders or choose the ones by the ‘Select Folder’ option.
Step 6: Once you select the desired option, then you should move on with ‘Ok’.
Step 7: Wait for some time till the export process draws to an end.
Step 8: Finally, once the task is accomplished, you need to click ‘Finish’ present on the Export Complete dialog box.
As an alternative, you can always use commercial importing tools to transfer .eml files in bulk. This way would ensure that the data is secured from the access of third parties. In case you get stuck and don’t know what to do, then you can very well get in touch with the technical support team.
In case you have a high number of files, then you should drag and drop them in Windows Live Mail and select the ‘Export’ function to obtain the messages.
Step 1: Once you have launched the Windows Live Mail, you should open it with a configured account.
Step 2: Open the file explorer and the folder that contains the relevant files.
Step 3: Later, you can simple copy and paste the folders from one location to another.
Step 4: Then go to WLM, and select ‘File >> Export email >> Email messages’
Step 5: Once you have selected Microsoft Exchange, you should select the Outlook profile and click on ‘Ok’.
Step 6: As soon as the Export Message dialog window pops up, you can select the relevant folders.
Step 7: Finally, if in case you have stored the folders at multiple locations, then you must click ‘Ok’ and finish off with the task.
How to Import Files Using the Outlook Import Wizard?
Step 1: Open the Outlook Import Wizard from the ‘Programs’ menu or the shortcut on the desktop.
Step 2: Specify the folder which contains the EML files that you have to convert into PST format. You either type the path or click the button present towards the right hand side of the field. Later, you need to click ‘Next’ once the path is validated by the program.
Step 3: Choose the ‘Find ELM(x) files’ and uncheck other options since they are irrelevant.
Step 4: Now, if you wish to import the EML files to Outlook, you should make sure that they are converted in the required format. If you want the program to search for the files, then click the suitable option.
Step 5: Upon selecting the file, you should click ‘Next’ to proceed with the step that follows.
Step 6: At any point of time, you can opt out and end the search process by clicking the ‘Abort’ button.
Step 7: To fine tune the import process, you can move on with some data processing options as well as filters. In you are unsure then select ‘import EML to Outlook’, and leave everything else without any changes.
Step 8: Select the location where the imported data needs to be stored. This could be the default location, or a new PST file. If you have protected the file with a password, then you should enter the password and click ‘Start’ for initiating the conversion process.
Do make a note that you can easily download the import wizard from the link as specified below
Do watch the video to know how you can import EMLX Files into Outlook 2010. A tool like Reliefjet essentials would help you import the messages in a better way. Once you move on to the ‘Advanced’ tab you can filter out emails that don’t have attachments. In order to restrict the size, you can set the option when the tool needs to skip files with the specified size or more.
In the end, you can have a look at the log file associated with the import session. This would give you an idea whether you are successful in importing the files.
Hope by now you have learnt the ways of importing .eml files. Do share the blog if you find it useful. We would also like to hear about your experience and in case you had faced any challenges with the task.