Export Outlook E-mails From a .PST File To A .CSV File

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Email content is all around us. Yet, it is surprisingly difficult to convert emails into different document formats.

A specialized tool like PstViewer Pro simplifies email accomplish many different email conversion tasks. Among it’s useful capabilities is to take a selected quantity of email messages and convert them into a neutral format which is easily imported into spreadsheet or database applications.

This article will discuss how to use PstViewer Pro to accomplish the conversion of email messages to a .CSV file which can be imported into Microsoft Excel.

CSV stands for Comma Separated Values.  The CSV file that PstViewer Pro creates will contain multiple email messages. The common email fields are converted to text, with each row in the Excel spreadsheet representing a single email message.

PstViewer Pro can access emails from Outlook .pst and .ost files. It even supports emails that exist in a single-file form, such as .eml or .msg format. You’ll find that the process of converting email from .Pst to .Csv is exactly the same as converting from .Eml to .Csv, and .Msg to .Csv.

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When PstViewer Pro starts, select the specific .pst file you wish to access, or a folder that contains the .eml and .msg files you want to convert to .csv.

Screen shot of Pst Viewer Pro software with email messages in the list, pending conversion to CSV.
Pst Viewer software for converting email to .csv files.

Select the files in the mail list that you want to convert into a .CSV file.  Using the “Ctrol-A” command will select all of the emails in the list.   You can use PstViewer Pro’s “Search” menu to refine the list to a specific set of email messages.

When the messages are selected, go to the Export tab, and select the “CSV” export profile from the drop down list.

Select .CSV from the Export Menu

Now that you have selected the emails, and the CSV export profile, begin the export operation by clicking the “Export” button, and select the location where the CSV file will be saved.

The final step is importing the CSV file into Microsoft Excel. In most cases, opening the CSV file in Excel is is as simple as clicking on it.

Image shows email text in Microsoft Excel which were imported from a .csv file.
Emails imported into Microsoft Excel

PstViewer Pro has many capabilities, and this article only highlights one. Explorer the many Export Profiles that are shown in the drop down list. The same process of selecting and exporting email messages applies to any of the various export operations.

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2 responses on “Export Outlook E-mails From a .PST File To A .CSV File

  1. whitneyM

    Solved my problem with export email to csv. Glad I found your article. Software worked perfectly, and I bought today. Thanks for putting this out there.