Solved How to open and convert files with .EML extension

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October 1, 2019 at 13:45:25
Specs: Windows 7, 4096 D MMb
This is my situation. I have copied my personal files, which include a lot of emails, to an external source as backup. All the emails have been saved with .EML extensions. I need software, preferably a free version, to open and convert them into something I can read, for example pdf format. Any suggestions please.

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October 5, 2019 at 08:10:05
Outlook is an email client. There are others as well, Mozilla Thunderbird comes to mind. I don't know why you did what you did as you didn't explain clearly, plus you didn't state which email client you were using. I assume it's a version of Outlook (Express, 2003, 2007, 2010, etc)? You need to install an email client that's compatible with .EML files...that would be Outlook or Thunderbird. Thunderbird is free, Outlook is not.

https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

BTW, you should have access to your emails via the web based version of Outlook. All you have to do is sign-in.
https://www.office.com/

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October 1, 2019 at 14:45:59
Did you try doing a search? https://www.wikihow.com/Open-EML-Files

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October 2, 2019 at 00:22:52
Hi r. Yes I did and actually downloaded one called free EML File viewer. Supposed to work in three steps i.e Search, Scan, Fix. I got to the search but no indication further how to scan. I think that was part of the PRO version.

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October 2, 2019 at 00:25:10
Just to add I don't use Outlook as my email address, a program it seems to be associated with.

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October 5, 2019 at 08:10:05
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Outlook is an email client. There are others as well, Mozilla Thunderbird comes to mind. I don't know why you did what you did as you didn't explain clearly, plus you didn't state which email client you were using. I assume it's a version of Outlook (Express, 2003, 2007, 2010, etc)? You need to install an email client that's compatible with .EML files...that would be Outlook or Thunderbird. Thunderbird is free, Outlook is not.

https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

BTW, you should have access to your emails via the web based version of Outlook. All you have to do is sign-in.
https://www.office.com/

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October 5, 2019 at 12:03:55
I have IE, WLM2011 and Office Outlook installed as mail clients. Outlook is my default client. Problem is after I had transferred out my emails, and then transferred them back to PC, their properties seemed to have changed.

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October 5, 2019 at 13:40:57
WLM is"dead" & has been for some time.

"Microsoft is moving all its own email services – Office 365, Hotmail, Live Mail, MSN Mail, Outlook.com etc – to a single codebase at Outlook.com. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the new APIs (applications programming interfaces) required to provide full synchronisation with Outlook.com. Microsoft could update Windows Live Mail 2012, but instead, it has asked users to switch to a different email program."

https://www.theguardian.com/technol...

You should find the end section of the article helpful because it explains how to back up your emails & then switch to a different email client that supports them. This link is referenced in the explanation:
https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...


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October 5, 2019 at 13:49:53
Hi r. Thanks for the wakeup call. I realise now for the first time I should move on with the times. WL2012 was/is such a nice mail client to work with but yes... thanks for the references. I'll look at it and hopefully learn something.

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