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Import EML files to Microsoft Outlook

With this article, learn how to import EML files to Microsoft Outlook by using great Outlook add-on called Import messages from EML files.

This procedure is tested with Microsoft Outlook versions 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013 – and it works great. Whether you want to migrate from Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express or Thunderbird, you can export all your messages as EML files, and with this free add-on it is easy to import EML files.

Required software:

  1. First it’s required to download and install Runtime binaries: OutlookFreeware Runtime (also called OutlookFreeware Utility Manager),
  2. Download and install Outlook add-onOutlookMessagesImportEML

When you install necessary software, open your Microsoft Outlook application and click on the new tab – OutlookFreeware.com:

Import messages from EML files

Then click on the Import Messages from EML files item. In this screenshot multiple add-ons are installed, don’t let that confuse you – you’ll only have the Import Messages from EML files item.

A window, similar like this (depends on the current version you downloaded) will open:

Outlook Messages Import EML add-on freeware

Now choose Source folder, where your EML files are located, and then select desired Destination Outlook folder (i.e. Inbox), and click on the Run button. The messages will be imported.

All major types of Outlook accounts are supported: POP3, IMAP, Exchange, Hotmail/Outlook.com (EAS), PST data files, as well as Exchange Server public folders.

The EML format is a popular way to back up email and to transfer messages between different email clients and systems. For example, EML files can be created in Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, Eudora and other mail programs. Because these programs do not support direct export of email messages to Outlook, EML format is an excellent solution to transfer your data.

This utility does everything right: when you import  EML files, all message headers, blind carbon copy (BCC) fields, and attachments are retained.

Browse other free add-ons if you have other needs (e.g. Export Messages to EML Files utility, or Import Messages from MSG Files, Export Messages to MSG Files which is Outlook’s native format or many more).

 

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