How to convert EML to PST

Josh Smith

Aid4Mail can accurately and quickly convert EML files to a PST file. Aid4Mail will preserve the EML files header, body, attachments and the folder structure of the EML files.

Aid4Mail features different options and features to customize the output in the PST file when converting EML files. Some of these include:

  1. Ability to customize the folder structure of the emails when converting to the PST file format.
  2. Limit the size of the PST file being created. If the limit is reached, a new PST file is incremented and the remaining emails are converted to the new PST file.
  3. Create a new base folder in the PST file where the EML files folder structure and emails will be saved.
  4. Capability to convert the EML files to an existing PST file you already have.
  5. Filtering options to only convert certain folders of EML files to the PST file.

Aid4Mail also provides you with the option to convert EML files to PST file without Outlook being installed. By default, Aid4Mail will use Microsoft Outlook as it is more reliable and we are experts with Outlook and the underlying MAPI technology. If you don’t have MS Outlook installed, simply use our alternate method for converting the EML files to the PST format.

Do you have a lot of EML files? Don’t worry, Aid4Mail has no issues when converting large amounts of EML files. Aid4Mail does not have any limit to how many emails it can process. We have clients that process Terabytes of email data per month.

With certain Aid4Mail licenses, you can even process multiple sets of EML files concurrently to different PST files all at the same time. For more information on our licenses and the features available, see here.

Keep in mind that when using the Aid4Mail Investigator license, you have access to Aid4Mail’s searching capabilities. You can create searches based on dates, keywords or even using custom scripts. Aid4Mail can search entire emails including the header, body and attachments. Aid4Mail can even search files contained in zipped files (that are attachments).

Although this article covers converting EML files to PST, Aid4Mail is far more than just an EML to PST conversion program. Aid4Mail supports many additional file formats like OST, OLM, PST, MSG, Outlook Profile,MBOX, Apple Mail, Maildir, Google Takeout, Google Vault exports, Mimecast exports, IMAP accounts and more. You can also convert EML files to other file types like MSG, MBOX, Thunderbird,CSV, TSV, XML, HTML and Plain text. You can find more information here.

Let’s now go through the steps needed to convert multiple EML files to a single PST file using Aid4Mail.

  1. Under “Source” select “EML files” and then specify the location of your EML files. Select Source EML file format and location
  2. Under “Target” select “PST file” and then provide the location of where you want to save the PST file that Aid4Mail will create. Select Target PST file
  3. Next you can specify a folder inside the PST file where the EML files will be saved. Simply add the folder name under “Location in PST file”. I set mine to “export EML”.Add Location in PST file and folder structure
  4. If you need to limit the size of the PST file being created, use the “Limit PST file size:” option. I set mine to 50GB as that is the default size set by Microsoft Outlook.Limit PST file size
  5. Finally under “Filter”, you can use the “Folder selection” tab to select only the folders you want to process. Folder Selection
  6. After completing the above steps, click on “Run” to convert the EML files to an Outlook PST file.Run session

After Aid4Mail finishes with the conversion, you will have a full log report of all the emails and folders processed under the Progress log tab. It provides you with details about every email that Aid4Mail processed. If any errors occurred, Aid4Mail will provide you with these details on the Error log tab. Progress Log

If you would like to view the folder structure and emails in the PST file, simply import the PST file in Outlook.

Here are some benefits of using Aid4Mail to convert EML files to PST:

  • Aid4Mail is an on-premises program meaning all converting of EML files is completed locally on your machine.
  • Aid4Mail is developed in-house and we use as little 3rd party code as possible. If you have any issues, we have control over our program and are able to troubleshoot quickly. Some of our competitors use almost entirely 3rd party code. This means they will likely not be able to resolve issues or it will take extremely long as they rely on other products to fix the issue.
  • Convert as many EML files as you need! All Aid4Mail licenses allow you to process as much mail data as you need during the validity period. Some of our clients process Terabytes of data every month!
  • Aid4Mail has a user friendly interface that only take a few clicks to setup a conversion of EML files to a PST file. On top of that, Aid4Mail is accurate and fast!
  • Our customer support is the best and we make sure to get back to you as quickly as possible to make sure you accomplish your task.

As we want potential clients to feel comfortable using Aid4Mail before purchasing, we provide a free trial version. You can use the trial version to run tests using your own EML files.

With 20 years of expertise in the field of email processing, we believe we have developed the best EML to PST converter tool on the market.

For information on our licensing options and pricing, click here.

If you have any questions about converting EML files or on how to use Aid4Mail, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are happy to answer any questions to make sure you have all the information you need about using Aid4Mail.

About Fookes Software

Fookes Software Ltd
La Petite Fin 27
1637 Charmey (en Gruyère)

For over 25 years we have been developing award-winning tools and productivity software. We also have more than 20 years of expertise in the field of email processing and analysis.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, law firms, universities, and professionals specializing in e-discovery and forensics from around the world.

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