Import EML to Outlook [Fully Explained]

Anuraag Singh | Last Modified: May 24th, 2021 | EML

This blog post will educate you, how you can import EML files into Outlook application yourself. Complete guidance for Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010 version users. this write-up will help both Windows and Mac OS users. 

The EML file is a very popular file format. This file format utilized by Windows Mail Server, Windows Live Mail program for storing to mail messages data. But, nowadays, most of the users use the Microsoft Outlook program, which supports .pst file format. EML and PST both are different file formats.

So, we can’t directly access EML files into Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000. Therefore, if you are facing this kind of problem. Maybe you have a question, How do I import EML to Outlook? If you haven’t any idea about it. Don’t feel panic, We can do everything. If we try to solve it. So try to fight with this situation, If you are seriously come out from this situation.

Note: Click here to convert .eml file to .pst on mac OS

I am a computer specialist, So I have solved a lot of technical issues like this. Three months ago, I have faced the same kind of trouble. After a lot of tries, finally, I have got one reliable solution to this problem.

Therefore, I am excited to help others, who are facing this kind of error and want to come out from that grave situation. In this article, we will use the EML Converter Software to resolve this issue.

Steps to Import EML Files into Outlook All Versions

To complete the import process you have to perform two steps. Both the steps are explained in this post. 

  1. Export EML to Outlook Support PST Format
  2. Import PST Generated from EML to Outlook Application

Why Use Automated Solution to Change the File Format

Systoles’ software is the most reliable program. This uses by most of the users in the world. It has multiple features, which exports your EML files into Outlook supported PST smooth and facile. Due to the presence of a straightforward User interface.

That’s why I prefer to use the SysTools EML to PST Converter Tool. This application helps you to complete export process. The application can export all items in a few minutes. During the export process, there will be no modification in the email like Image, Hyperlinks, Font, Line, Text and body structure. The Application also has a demo version, which can be used to analyze the software before purchasing it. Once you are satisfied with the free demo version, then you can go for the license version. After that, you can import EML files into Outlook versions like Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000.

Steps 1: – Export EML to Outlook Supported PST Format

In this section, we are going to explain steps, which you need to follow to import EML to Outlook. After performing these steps, you will get Microsoft Outlook supported PST file.

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Step 1: First download the utility and install on your Windows computer system. After that the home screen will appear like this.

software screen

Step 2: Find the location from the left panel of the software. where you saved The .eml file.

explore folder

Step 3: Select the necessary EML files. You can see the selected email file in the right panel of the software.

view details

Step 4: After viewing visible emails in the right panel, you can change either selected or complete .eml files format.

For Selected Email conversion: Check the check-boxes and click on the Export Selected button as highlighted. Also, you can right-click on selected emails and then click on the Export button.

import selected EML Files


For Bulk Email Conversion: Select the folders which contain all .eml files from the left panel and click on the Export option for select multiple folders, Check the check-box beside the folder.

import EML to Outlook

Step 5: Select PST radio button apply Advance Settings. After click on the Browse option for a select location to save the resultant.

import process

Step 6: Here either create a new folder or select an already created folder to save the result and click on the OK. After that click on Export button.


export EML to Outlook

Step 7: After that, The software will start to export. You can view the export process details after complete 100%. You have to wait till it completes to 100%.

import process

Step 8: After completing the export process the software will show you a successful pop-up message. Then click on the OK option.

import process completed

Step 9: After that, The software will show you the export details. Then provide the location to save the export report and click on the save option.

click on Save button

Step 10: Navigate to the location and view the exported data.

Outlook supported files

Step 2: – Import PST File Generated from EML to Outlook

After performing the above steps, now you have a .pst file. We can import converted .eml file into Outlook. Follow the all given steps, follow and complete the EML import process:

Step 1: In order to import the converted .pst files to Outlook. Go to File Open & Export Outlook Data File.

Interface of Outlook

Step 2: Select the .pst file and click on the OK, which PST file you want to import into Outlook.

converted data

Step 3: After import the .pst file, you can view the result in the Outlook.

view result imported data


Summing up:

In this article, we have learned how to import EML files to Outlook. Likewise, this article has mentioned the difference between the EML file and the Outlook supported PST file. That also helps you understand, why Outlook does not accept EML files.

Finally, use the above-mentioned utility to Import EML to Outlook in a secure way.