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Most Promising Solution to Convert Gmail to EML File Format Easily

Aisha ~ Modified: December 18, 2021 ~ 5 Minutes Reading

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In today’s modern era, there are many email services on the internet but one such application is Gmail. Besides, it is most widely used across the globe to perform the cross-communication. At certain times, users try to export emails from Gmail account to EML format because after migration they can easily view their messages to other file formats. So, users start searching for an appropriate solution to transfer from Gmail into EML file. Therefore, in this blog we are going to discuss a manual solution which helps a user to convert Gmail to EML in an efficient and quick way.

Manual Workarounds to Import Gmail Emails to EML Format

There is an alternative procedure to move Gmail account emails to EML file format manually. Thus, under this section we are going to discuss manual ways to migrate Gmail files into EML for Windows as well as for MAC OS users. Furthermore, simply follow the given steps to export Gmail to EML procedure effectively.

Method 1:

  • Firstly, you have to save mail message with the EML file extension by selecting “Download Original”.
  • Now, an option will pop-up to save it, then go to Save as>> All Files alternative rather than Text document.
  • Here, you have to add “.eml” file extension at the end of each file.
  • At last, after completion of the conversion procedure successfully you have to save all the file at your desired location.

Method 2:

  • Save all email messages with .eml file format by choosing an alternative of “Download Original”.
  • Go to Save as and then hit on All Files option apart from Text document.
  • Now, you have to insert “EML” file extension after every file.
  • Windows Users: “Ctrl+A” to highlight every single text and then “Ctrl+C” to copy every highlighted texts.
  • MAC OS Users: “Command+A” is the shorcut to highlight the text for MAC users, as same “Command+C” is utilized to copy the all highlighted texts.
  • Here, using text editor like Brackets and Notepad++ at all, you have pasted all the text into it.
  • After completion of above method, finally save the text file. Now, process to convert Gmail to Eml format successfully completed.

Challenges Faced While Performing Manual Approach

There are some drawbacks while performing conversion from Gmail account to EML format manually. Thus, all the following limitations are listed below:

  1. It is a lengthy and time-consuming procedure.
  2. Does not allow to import files in bulk.
  3. It does not permit to transfer other data items.

Professional Approach to Export Google Account to EML

After, consider all the above-mentioned limitations, we suggest an appropriate method to perform migration from Gmail account to Eml process successfully. It is a third party application Gmail Backup Utility. Hence, with the help of this tool a user can easily and simply convert Gmail to EML file format. This tool furnishes an understandable interface, that a novice user can also transfer emails from Gmail account to EML without any external help. It helps to move all the Gmail messages in bulk without any data loss. Furthermore, it contains more salient features that are listed below. Let’s have a look:

  1. The tool allows to export Gmail emails to EML in batch mode.
  2. Compatible with all latest versions of Windows & MAC OS.
  3. Provide facility to resume interrupted backup for saving time.
  4. Outlook installation is must to perform Gmail into EML conversion.

Steps to Access Gmail Backup for Window OS

1. Firstly, you have to Install and launch the application on your local machine.

2. Next, you have to provide all the credentials for Gmail account. Then, click on Login button.


login to gmail backup


3. Here, you have to choose file format i.e., EML in which the backup will create.


choose file format


4. Now, select the preferred data items which you want to convert from gmail to Eml: like calendar, emails and so on.


select preferred location


5. After completion of all the above stated steps, click on “Start” button to begin the migration of Gmail emails into EML effortlessly.


click on start for migration of Gmail emails into EML

Working Steps For MAC Gmail Backup Tool

1. First of all, Launch Mac Gmail Backup software on your local system.

2. After launching the software, enter the credentials of Gmail account.


login to mail gmail backup


3. Now, you have to opt “EML” labeled text.


select eml file format


4. Here, in this step you can use “Apply Date Filter” and “Filter by Folder” option to get the backup of only specified mails from Google account.


apply filters


5. After, performing all the above-listed steps finally, your export emails from Gmail account to EML process is completed successfully.


successfully gmail converted to eml

6. At last, when you get a notification such as “Download Completed Successfully” it means the migration procedure completed without any trouble.

Final Words

Sometimes users want to convert Gmail to EML file format due to certain reasons. Thus, in this blog, we have discussed both manual and automated approaches to perform conversion process easily. As, it is not an easy task for every user to export emails from Gmail account to EML manually. Therefore, they can opt a reliable Gmail Backup tool. It will help users to transfer Gmail mailbox to EML format in a safe and secure manner. Also, we have covered the complete working steps of the software, which helps the user to understand the migration of Google account to EML procedure quickly.