Here is a complete guide that will show you different methods to convert MSG files to EML on Windows 11/10. MSG (Microsoft Outlook Item) is a file format that is used within the Microsoft Outlook app. It basically saves email messages, contacts, appointments, or tasks that are created in the Outlook application. Users can generate an MSG file with the help of the File > Save as option in Outlook. Similarly, EML (Electronic Mail Format) is a popular mail file format that is also used to store email messages and related information. It is supported by a wide number of email clients.
How to convert MSG to EML on Windows 11/10
Here are the methods you can use to convert your MSG files to EML format on your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Use free converter software like CubexSoft MSG Export or SysTools MSG Converter to convert MSG to EML.
- Try a free online tool like Aconvert to convert MSG to EML.
Let us discuss the above methods in detail.
1] Use free converter software like CubexSoft MSG Export or SysTools MSG Converter to convert MSG to EML
You can try using a free desktop application to convert MSG files to EML format. Here are some free software that let you do so:
- CubexSoft MSG Export
- SysTools MSG Converter
A) CubexSoft MSG Export
CubexSoft MSG Export is a dedicated MSG file converter. Using it, you can convert MSG files to various email file formats including EML and EMLX. Some other supported output email formats in it include PDF, XPS, MHT, HTML, PST, MBOX, RTF, CSV, and some more.
With the help of this free MSG to EML converter software, you can perform batch conversion. That means you can convert a set of several MSG files to EML format at once. But, do note that, you can convert up to 25 messages per folder at the same time in its free version.
How to batch convert MSG to EML using CubexSoft MSG Export?
Follow the below main steps to batch convert MSG to EML on Windows:
- Download and install CubexSoft MSG Export.
- Launch it.
- Add the input MSG files or folder.
- Choose EML as the output format.
- Provide the output location.
- Press the Convert button.
Firstly, download and install this free software on your PC, and then launch the main application. You can then browse and select the MSG files, or you can import the source folder containing the input MSG files. And then, tap on the Next button.
Now, choose the input MSG files and click on the Next button. After that, set the output format as EML or EMLx. Next, if you want to apply advanced filters to the source files, you can use the respective feature.
Next, select a file naming option and choose the output location. Finally, click on the Convert button to start the batch MSG to EML conversion process.
It is one of the best MSG to EML converter software on this list. You can download it from here.
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B) SysTools MSG Converter
Another free software that you can use to convert MSG files to EML is SysTools MSG Converter. Like the above software, it also lets you batch convert MSG to EML. Besides EML, you can convert MSG files to some other email file formats like PST, PDF, NSF, HTML, etc. Before conversion, you can filter out emails based on specific dates.
How to convert MSG files to EML in SysTools MSG Converter:
You can follow the below steps to batch convert MSG to EML using this free converter:
- First, download this software from here and install it on your PC.
- Now, launch the application and browse and select the input MSG files using its built-in file explorer.
- After that, tick the MSG files that you need to convert from its main GUI.
- Next, click on the Export button and choose EML as the output format.
- Finally, enter the output location and click on the Export button to convert all the selected MSG files to EML format.
Note: Its free edition lets you batch convert up to 10 MSG files per folder. You will need to buy its pro version to remove this limitation.
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Xtraxtor is a nice free MSG to EML converter software for Windows 11/10. It is specially designed to convert email files including MSG, EML, MBOX, DBX, OFT, etc. Using it, you can convert MSG to EML and many other formats. Some of the supported output formats in it include Text, CSV, PDF, VCard, ICS, Gmail, MBOX, IMAP, PST, and some more.
How to convert MSG to EML using Xtraxtor?
Try the below steps to convert MSG to EML using Xtraxtor:
- Download and install Xtraxtor.
- Open it.
- Import MSG files.
- Tap on the Export button.
- Select EML as output format.
- Configure output options,
- Press the Save button.
First of all, you need to download and install it. The software can be downloaded from its official website. And then, open the software,
Now, go to the Open option and click on the Email Data FIles > MSG Files option to browse and import the input MSG file. If you want to see the content in the imported MSG file, double-click on it.
After that, go to the Export option and select the EML format as output. Then, you can set up some options like Include email headers, Omit folder structure, etc. Once done, provide the destination folder where you want to save your resulting EML file and click on the Save button to start the conversion.
It is a simple yet effective MSG to EML converter that also supports various other email file formats to convert.
Read: How to convert PST to EML in Windows 11/10?
2] Try a free online tool like Aconvert to convert MSG to EML
You can use one of the below-listed free online tools to convert MSG to EML online:
OnlineConvertFree is a free online file converter tool using which you can convert MSG to EML. Using it, you can convert images, documents, videos, audio, and many more files. It lets you batch convert MSG to EML. However, you can only convert up to 7 MSG files to EML at a time in its free plan. To remove this limitation, you must purchase its pro plan.
How to convert MSG to EML online using OnlineConvertFree?
Firstly, open its website in a web browser and browse and select the source MSG files (up to 7). You can even drag and drop the source MSG files onto its interface. Now, select EML as the output format and press the Convert button. It will quickly convert all your MSG files to EML format in a few seconds. You can download the output EML files once the process is done.
See: How to convert MSG to PDF in Windows 11/10?
Aconvert is a nice free online MSG to EML converter tool. It is a free web service that allows you to convert various types of files including images, documents, videos, audio, eBooks, archives, and more. Besides EML, it also supports LDIF mail format to convert your EML files. Additionally, it can batch convert your MSG files to EML at once.
How to batch convert MSG to EML online using Aconvert.com?
Firstly, you can go to the Aconvert website and move to its MSG to EML converter page. Next, you can import an MSG file from your PC, URL, or cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Once you have selected the source files, make sure the target format is set to EML. After that, simply tap on the Convert Now! button to start the conversion.
Once the conversion is finished, you will be able to download the resulting EML files to your PC. It also provides an option to save EML files directly to your Dropbox account. Or, you can share the files with others online.
Are EML and MSG the same?
EML and MSG are mail file formats but not the same. MSG files are specifically generated and supported in Microsoft Outlook. On the other hand, EML is a standard file format that is supported by a large number of email clients including SeaMonkey, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express, etc.
Now, if you want to convert an MSG file to EML format, this is your stop. In this post, we are going to discuss two different methods using which you can convert your MSG files to EML format. So, let us check out.
How do I convert .MSG to .EML files?
To convert MSG files to EML, you can use a third-party application for Windows. There are some free software like CubexSoft MSG Export and SysTools MSG Converter that let you convert MSG to EML and many other formats. If you want to convert MSG to EML online, you can try a free online tool like Aconvert. We have discussed these software and online tools in detail below, so keep on reading.
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