How to convert MSG to EML

Josh Smith

Let the expertise of Aid4Mail convert all your MSG files to EML files quickly and accurately. Aid4Mail will preserve the entire email header, body and all attachments when converting from Outlook MSG files to EML files.

Aid4Mail provides users with different settings that can be used to customize the output of the EML files. Some of those settings include:

  1. Preserving the folder structure of the source MSG files or customize it. For example, you can have the emails saved in folders based on the date of the emails.
  2. Customize the file naming of the EML files. Aid4Mail can preserve the original file naming of the MSG files but it also provides you with the option to customize the file naming with a simple to use template based system.
  3. Preserve valuable header information from the MSG files. Aid4Mail can add valuable proprietary Outlook header information to the EML files.

All the above options allow you to customize the EML files created by Aid4Mail to your needs. This makes your job easier as you allow Aid4Mail to do all the hard work. Plus all Aid4Mail licenses allow you to process as much mail data as needed.

Beyond the above mentioned options, Aid4Mail can also remove journaling envelopes if you have journaled MSG files. Aid4Mail can even add the metadata from the journaled envelope back into the original email. Aid4Mail also has batch conversion possibilities when converting multiple MSG files. You can process multiple different MSG batches concurrently to save even more time.

Although this article covers converting MSG files to the EML format, Aid4Mail is far more than just an MSG converter. Aid4Mail supports many different source formats like MBOX, PST, OST, OLM, EML, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Takeout, IMAP accounts and more. You can also convert MSG files to other target file types such as CSV, TSV, XML, HTML, Plain text, MBOX and even a PST file for uploading into Microsoft Outlook. You can find more information here.

Let’s now got through the steps needed to quickly and easily convert MSG files to EML with Aid4Mail.

1. Select “MSG Files” as your Source format and then select the location of your MSG files. MSG files as Source

2. Select “EML” as your Target format and then select the location where your EML files will be saved.EML files as Target

3. Next you will select the folder and file naming structure you want for the EML files.Folder and File naming structure

For the “File name” option, I selected “Use a template”. Once selected, I can know use the “Insert” button in the “File name template” to add the template tokens I want for the file names. In my example, I used the local message date and subject as the file name template.

5. Next under “Filter”, you can use the “Folder selection” tab to select only the folders you want to process.Folder Selection

6. After all your settings are set to your preference, click on “Run” to convert the MSG files to EML.Run Conversion

The final result can be seen below. Each MSG file was converted to EML file with the file naming template we added in step 3.EML export results

That’s it! As you can see, using Aid4Mail makes it easy to convert MSG files to the EML file format.

Our twenty years of experience in the field of email processing make us the leading tool for your MSG to EML conversion needs.

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

If you experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you would like to buy an Aid4Mail license, please visit the Aid4Mail website.

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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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