How to Import a Single EML Files into Outlook?[Resolved]

Pooja Goswami | Email Conversion How to's Outlook Software Technology | 4 minutes read | Last updated on February 8th, 2023,

Due to continuously increasing demand of Microsoft Outlook, users are instantly switching their email client to Outlook. In Outlook, you will get various amazing features like send/receive emails, contact management, calendaring, task, note making, journal, etc. However replacing an email client is not that simple. All the email clients are different in interface, configuration, license and supported file format. According to current trend in market, various users start switching their database from Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook Express, eM Client, Entourage, DreamMail, Windows Mail to Outlook. All these email client support EML file format and Outlook does not support to open them directly. In order to open EML files in Outlook, users need to transform EML file format to PST.

In this blog, we will discuss about simple and automatic way to solve how to import a single EML files into Outlook. If you are dealing with same issue then this blog surely helps you. Here you will get efficient way to convert EML files into PST.

Why Outlook is Preferable Choice of Users?

Outlook is a well-known email client of Microsoft Corporation. It is highly demanded by organisation because of its attractive interface and multi-functioning features. Microsoft always keeps its application up to date and that’s why it is first choice of all the users nowadays. Let’s have a look on some amazing features of Microsoft Outlook!

  • Outlook has built-in Search tab for searching items quickly whenever required.
  • It provides facility unread filters for quick identification of unread messages.
  • Outlook has junk filtering option to provide protection against junk and phishing websites.
  • In terms of security no other email client matches Outlook. It takes complete responsibility of keeping users data safe.
  • In Outlook, synchronization of data is too easy.

Manual Approach to Import Single EML Files into Outlook

In this section, we will discuss about manual approach of importing EML files into PST Outlook. This method is free of cost and does not require any additional charges to import EML data in PST. To import single EML file in PST, follow below mentioned steps:

  1. In the first step, open Microsoft Outlook and Windows Live Mail in the same machine.
  2. Now, in Windows Live Mail, import EML email by File tab >> Import >> Import message.
  3. Open Windows Live Mail again and navigate to the File menu >> Export >> Export Message.
  4. Next choose Microsoft Exchange option from a newly opened Windows and hit NEXT to migrate EML files to PST.
  5. Now, a pop-up Windows will generate that show “This will export messages from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange” message. Click on OK button to confirm the submission.
  6. Now you have two choices, either import selected folder or all folders.
  7. Click OK to migrate EML files in PST file format.
  8. After completing the process, the export dialogue box will appear on your screen. Click Finish to end the process.

Drawbacks of Manual Approach

  • To implement this method, installation of both Windows Live Mail and Microsoft Outlook is obligatory.
  • It is totally a technical method and it is hard to understand each steps correctly for any non-technical background users.
  • Any minor mistake may results in loss of data. So be careful and create a copy of EML files before implementing this method.

Professional Solution to Import EML Files to Outlook PST

Till now, we have discussed about manual approach to import EML files to Outlook PST. Using manual method for moving single EML files is also a good deal. But in case of batch EML files, manual approach fails. In this scenario, professional solution is good option to take backup of EML files from multiple platform like Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, eM Client, Entourage, DreamMail, Apple Mail, etc. to Outlook. CubexSoft EML to PST Converter is one of the amazing and trustworthy platform that accurately retrieve EML file into PST file format without any delay.

The software is programmed with multiple advance function for smooth import of EML data into Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, etc. The software is designed to run on Windows operating system of 32 bit and 64 bit. It provides option of importing selective EML data to PST and keep all the mail elements intact throughout the conversion process.

One of the amazing and unique option is Split PST option. Utilising this option, you can divide big sized PST files into small parts and manage them efficiently. No EML supported application is required to install in PC to perform EML files conversion to Outlook PST. Its working structure is so simple to implement.


I was in search for an automated way to extract 1000+ EML files of Windows Live mail from my local device to Outlook interface. My search end with CubexSoft EML Export and it is worth every penny I spend on it. No other solution satisfied me previously like this smart tool does.

EML Files to PST Converter is mind-blowing tool to import multiple EML files to Outlook. This solution does miracle and complete the conversion in just few minutes. I checked the data after conversion to check integrity and accuracy. I didn’t notice single changes in Meta data and formatting. Must try the software for once and you will love it.

EML Files to PST Converter – Demo Edition

The demo edition of EML Converter is also available to help users in understanding complete procedure of conversion. You can take trial and know how to import a single EML files into Outlook all version in easy way. The demo version allows to import first 20 EML files to Outlook PST for free of cost.

Final Words

In this blog, we have discussed about how to import a single EML files into Outlook in simplest way. Here we have discussed about both manual as well as professional approaches in detail. You can choose either of the method according to your preference and requirement.