How to Import EML to Outlook 2010
You want to store an e-mail message inside plain text file, but not sure how to split a standard e-mail message into several smaller parts. Well, you can import EML to Microsoft Outlook and store e-mail messages inside plain text file very easily. However, first you must know what an EML is and how it works, also, you need to make sure that you carry out the steps very carefully. Here is brief information on how to import EML to Outlook 2010.
What is EML file?
In case you are wondering what is EML file, then let us tell you that EML format (RFC 822 standard) was developed to collect single e-mail message inside plain text file and its standard structure is made of e-mail headers, e-mail body and mime-encoded attachment part. The standard e-mail message is divided into three main parts, EML file header, EML e-mail body, and EML attachments. The first part of the EML is used to locate e-mail addresses, subject and time stamps, and encoding marks, second part is where the main message body is stored, and the third part is for encoded attachments.
Â The EML format through corresponds to Outlook Express, yet it can be saved and opened by other applications like Apple Mail, The Bat! Mozilla Thunderbird, IncrediMail, etc. You must however need to change the file extension from .EML to .MHT and make sure that you don’t change the file format while changing the extension.
How to import EML to Outlook 2010?
There are three main methods to Import EML to Outlook 2010, one is Drag-n-Drop, second is
by using free importing software, and third is by using commercial importing tools. With these three methods, you can change the .EML format to the native Outlook interpretation and import e-mails and EML attachments to Outlook very conveniently. Here’s how you can import EML to Outlook 2010 at the comfort of your home, office or home office.
1.Â Drag-n-Drop Method:
- Â Drag the e-mail file inside any Outlook folder and drop it.
- Once Outlook opens dragged e-mail message, you can save it inside your desired folder.
Note: This method only works for single .EML file
2. Â Free Import Software:
By using the free importing software, you can import .EML file to Outlook in just one click.
There are many Outlook importing tools available over the Internet; therefore, you need to check as to which is reliable and which do not install unexpected content inside the system. Such unexpected content could be anything from browser tool-bars, Outlook add-ins, to ad-ware and spy-ware modules. Therefore, you need to be very careful while importing EML to Outlook with the help of free EML to Outlook importing tools.
3.Â Commercial Importing Tools:
With Commercial importing tools, you can easily transfer .EML file to Outlook and guaranteed that your data is protected from use by the third parties. Also, you can make sure that you get technical help in case you want as the software manufacturers are directly responsible for product quality and not anybody else. Â Â
Â The three commercial importing tools that you can use to import EML to Outlook 2010 are:
- Â Outlook Transfer-With this tool you can import e-mails of .EML and .MSG format from the given directory inside MS Outlook folder.
- Outlook Import Wizard- With this tool you can scan the directory and its sub-folders for e-mails, contacts, etc. and import the folders structure and locate items inside Outlook. It is capable of importing .EML, .MSG, .VCF, .EMLX, and .DAT files.
- EML to PST Converter- With this tool you can convert .EML and .MSG files to a single file of .PST format. You can easily open and use .PST file with MS Outlook.
By following any of these methods, you can import EML to Outlook and store an e-mail message inside plain text file in a very convenient manner. The commercial importing tool is the best method of transferring the .EML files as it guarantees your data protection more than anything else.