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How to convert a message to eml file in Outlook?

In Outlook, you can save the message as text, html format. But have you ever tried to convert a message to an eml file? Here, I introduce a round-way to solve it.

Convert message to eml file

Convert message to eml file

To convert message to eml file, you only can use the Save As function.

1. Select a message you want to convert, click File > Save As, then select Text Only from Save as type drop down list, and specify a location to save it in Save As dialog.

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2. Click Save, then open the text file you save, click File > Save As.
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3. In the Save As dialog, select All Files from Save as type drop down list, then add .eml to the end of the file name.
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4. Click Save. Now the message has been converted to eml file.
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    marek · 3 months ago
    It is not correct solution, because in this case will be contain file only Body. There is no header...
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    Outlook Expert · 5 months ago
    This does not preserve any email headers. The output might be plaintext message. But it is not eml file. A real eml file includes all mail headers, attachments etc.