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Convert EML to PST & Import to Office 365
EML is a standard file extension for electronic emails, which is widely used by Outlook Express and other standard email programs. But, as technology is evolving, users are also moving towards more flexible platforms. That’s why many end users want their EML files in their Office 365 account.
You might be aware of the fact that, PST files are readily accessible in all versions of Outlook. Also, they can be imported to Office 365 account as well. So, in this blog, we are going to discuss how you can convert your EML file to PST quickly both manually and with an automated solution.
Methods to Convert EML to PST
Generally, there are two possible procedures, one is manual and other is automated. Let’s have a slight look at these approaches:
Manual Procedure to Export Windows Live Mail EML to PST/Office 365
In case of Manual procedure, there are two steps to follow. First, you need to export Windows Live Mail emails to PST format, and then import these PST files to Office 365. Checkout the below steps to understand the process better.
Step 1: Open Windows Live Mail. Click File > Export Email, and then select Email Messages.
Step 2: Choose Microsoft Exchange from the Select Program list and click Next.
Step 3: A new message window will appear on screen for confirming the exportation of messages. Click on OK to proceed.
Step 4: Select the folders files and folders you want to export from Windows Live Mail to MS Outlook and click OK.
Step 5: A window will appear on screen showing the progress of the EML to PST conversion process.
Step 6: An EML to PST conversion process completion message will appear on screen; click the Finish button.
Step 7: Login into the Office 365 account.
Step 8: In the Import page (of Data governance), create new job to upload data to Office 365 Azure storage location.
Step 9: Now, copy and save the network upload SAS URL.
Step 10: Download and install Azure AzCopy tool and run it.
Step 11: Use the command prompt to upload the PST files (from a shared location) to Office 365 using the AzCopy.exe tool (optionally, you can view the PST files using Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer).
Step 12: Create a CSV file having the details of mailboxes (in the Microsoft recommended format).
Step 13: Create a PST import job (validating the CSV file that has been created).
Step 14: Finally, import PST files to Office 365 (filter the PST file data if required).
A Simpler Way to Export EML/EMLX to PST and Office 365
Converting EML to PST is a basic necessity for most individuals, as they need quick access to their data. But, having no manual methods to achieve the task, they look for an alternative solution that can effectively convert EML files to MSG. in this article, we talked about Kernel EML to PST tool that can be used to convert EML files to multiple file formats, including MSG.