EML to PST Converter – Frequently asked questions!
Why do I need any third party EML to PST Converter tool to convert EML to PST?
While it is true that investing money in third party tool is not the only solution for EML to PST conversion, but manually converting the data may result in data loss, loss of time, confusing for beginners, and data integrity issues. A third party software, though cost money, will bring safety to the process and you can do it effortlessly without going through countless blog posts on how to convert EML to PST manually.
Why do I need to convert EML to PST at all to move to Windows Outlook?
EML file format is not support by Outlook in Windows. If you want to start using Windows Outlook fresh, that is, without exporting data from anywhere, you do not need to convert EML to PST. However, if the important data is stored in another MBOX supporting client, you cannot transfer the files directly from there to Outlook database. To make Outlook recognize the data, you first need to convert MBOX to PST and then export the files to Outlook using the export wizard.
What is an EML file?
EML file is a common file format that many email clients are using to store the data. EML gets its name by shortening “electronic email”, which basically explains it in the simplest manner. The most standard type of file that many clients use to store electronic emails is EML.
It is primarily associated with ‘Outlook Express’, but since the launch of EML files, the following email clients have started using it as well-
- Windows Live Mail
What is a PST file?
It is an open proprietary file format used to store copies of messages, calendar events, and other items within Microsoft software such as Microsoft Exchange Client, Windows Messaging, and Microsoft Outlook. PST file refers to personal storage file that Windows outlook uses. Outlook stores all the data into a PST file in Windows Environment.
In Windows Outlook, all the email messages, contacts, attachments, tasks, calendar, and other items are stored on a mail server or on computer offline. The ones stored in computer are called Outlook data file – PST.
If manual methods are full of data loss risk, do email migration tools offer any security?
Not all do! In fact, only handful of email migration tools in the market have any kind of security system in place that could protect your data. You can do a little research or ask the company directly before purchasing about the safety employed in those tools.
In our personal experience, we have observed that Mail Passport Pro / Mail Passport Lite, by Gladwev Software offer the most promising safety features. It guarantees the protection of your email files during the conversion of EML to PST.
How much a good email migration tool for EML to PST converion will cost?
Most are heavily priced, considering the intricacy involved in development of such tools. However, the previously recommend tool – Mail Passport Pro / Mail Passport Lite – has various packages that are designed for different needs and budget ranges. You can select the one that fits your needs. This way the creators behind Mail Passport Pro have managed to keep the cost affordable.
Frankly, their price is unmatched anywhere else, given the quality the tool offers and the amount of work given in the development.
I cannot afford to invest money without assuring myself first. Is there any way I can test it?
You are in luck, today! You can test the software in your own machine by downloading the trial mode. It comes free and offers full features without any restriction. The only limitation is that the trial mode will only allow you to convert 10 EML to PST files from each folder.
You can download it here
Is EML to PST conversion always too complicated?
Not always, but many times. However, the real reason behind the confusion is the complicated nature of interface most tools offer. With truly professional tools, you can get the simplicity you desire.
Does EML to PST Conversion takes a lot of time, manually or with the help of a tool?
Yes. If you try to convert EML to PST manually, it will take a lot of time. The steps involved in that are too tedious and time consuming. With the tools, you may or may not achieve the speed you want. It depends on technology employed within an email migration tool. Mail Passport Pro / Mail Passport Lite is founded upon the latest technology that offers swift conversion, saving a lot of time.