Know Complete Procedure of How to Save .eml File from Outlook 2016?

Pooja Goswami | Outlook Software Technology | 5 minutes read | Last updated on February 8th, 2023,

Conversion of email files from one source to another is a major concern of users in today transforming technical environment. The increasing no of email client in the market also influence users choice for the platform to share and store database. The idea of changing email client is not limited. When we decide to change default email client then then we must have some plan to first extract database from old server. When we are using a platform for a long span of time then it is obvious that lots of important data are stored in that platform. And we can’t establish fresh start without the backup of old data.

Backing up data is not a child play. It requires proper analysis and planning because any minor mistake may result opposite consequences. According to current market scenario, we observe that many users are looking for a solution to import EML to PST. We will later discuss about these file format in detail. In this blog, you will get to know about simple way to how to save .eml file from Outlook 2016. Keep reading the blog till end to grab all the important facts about the conversion.

EML – An Overview

The EML file format is acronym for E-mail. It is created by Microsoft Corporation and it stored data in plain text format which includes content of the message, along with subject, sender, recipient and date of message. EML files may contain one or more than one attachments files. EML file extension is used by multiple email platform to store database such as Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Entourage, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, IncrediMail, DreamMail, eM Client and many other. EML files can be open directly in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera by converting .eml to .mht extension.

Why to Choose Outlook as Default Email Client?

Outlook is a desktop based email client of Microsoft Corporation. In Corporate circle, the desktop based email client often refer Outlook. It is very popular nowadays because of its brand name and remarkable functions. Outlook has improved with its each version, solve all the old bugs and introduces new features. Lets’ see what factors make Outlook so popular among users.

  • Microsoft Outlook and Exchange go together without any issue. You don’t need to know anything else, just enter e-mail address and it and Exchange cohabit.
  • Generally email client impose some sort of rules for sorting and managing. However in case of Outlook there is no such compulsion and after the Outlook 2007 update it raises the bar.
  • The interface of Outlook is very familiar and it can be easily handle by any naïve users. Obviously there are so many functionality to discover but the basics are relatively intuitive.
  • In Outlook, you can store variety of items besides exchanging emails such as address book, calendar, task, virtual sticky notes, contact, journal, etc.
  • When we talk about security, no other email platform matches Microsoft Outlook. It also has junk filtering option to protect data against junk and phishing websites.

Manual Approach to Migrate EML files in PST Format

Follow bellow mentioned step to save few EML files into Outlook PST format:

  • In the first step, start Microsoft Outlook and Windows Live Mail on the same machine.
  • Now open Windows Live Mail, import all .eml file by File menu >> Export >> Export Message.
  • Now select Microsoft Exchange option and press NEXT button to save EML to PST.
  • Now a dialogue box opens with message “This will export messages from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange”.
  • Hit OK to confirm the selection.
  • At last the EML to PST process started, wait till it completed.
  • After completing the process, the export dialog box will appear on your screen. Click Finish.

Automatic Way to Export EML Files into Outlook PST

Earlier, we have discussed about manual approach of saving EML files in Outlook PST. If you have low amount of data then manual approach is good for you. But in case the amount of data is in bulk, manual approach fails. In this scenario, professional approaches are always best to save tons of EML files in Outlook PST format.

CubexSoft EML to PST Converter is one of the best and reliable software that provides quick solution to import unlimited EML files in Outlook. The tool provides solution of how to save .eml file from Outlook 2016 with accuracy and integrity. If you belongs to a non-technical background user then don’t worry, this utility have non-tricky and non-complex working structure. The program has users friendly and attractive interface. It allows you to take backup of unlimited EML files to PST format in single time processing. Instead of saving complete EML profile, user can save selective EML files in Outlook using filters like to, from, subject, date range and exclude deleted folders. The tool also maintains email properties properly such as header, hyperlinks, font, time stamps, style, etc. It also preserves original hierarchy of EML folders throughout the conversion process.


I was looking for a solution to export EML files complete with attachments to PST. Then I came across CubexSoft EML to PST Converter and happy to see the quick result. Must recommend this program to all the users.

EML Files to PST Converter is an amazing software and I liked the software very much. The software does great job and convert all my EML files along with attachments to PST. Earlier, No other solution matches my expectation. But when I tried EML to PST Converter, feel satisfied.

Free Trial Edition

The trial edition of Convert EML Files to PST program also available for users understanding purpose. The demo edition allows you to save first 25 EML files in PST file format. Make use of demo edition of EML Converter to understand complete working procedure.

Summing Up

In this tutorial, we have discussed about ways to understand how to save .eml file from Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003. If you want to go through EML file conversion into PST via manual approach then must take backup of files for safety purpose. In case of professional approach, hurdle free save all desirable EML files in Outlook interface. We hope after reading this blog, you are able to convert complete EML mailbox to Outlook without any issue of data loss.