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Converting EML to PDFs?

thriii

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I have a ton of EML files I was able to export from mail.app that I need to convert into PDF files. How do I do this?
 

Weaselboy

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If you get them back in Mail app, you can easily print them to PDF from there.

Put them all in a Mail folder then do a command-a to select all. Then command-p to bring up a a print dialogue. In the print dialogue click PDF in the bottom left then select save as PDF. This will put all the messages in one PDF.
 
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thriii

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If you get them back in Mail app, you can easily print them to PDF from there.

Put them all in a Mail folder then do a command-a to select all. Then command-p to bring up a a print dialogue. In the print dialogue click PDF in the bottom left then select save as PDF. This will put all the messages in one PDF.

I don't want to put them all in 1 PDF and its communication over a 1 yr period.. so its a ton of PDFs that needs to be created. Is there a way to do this all at once?
 
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Weaselboy

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I don't want to put them all in 1 PDF and its communication over a 1 yr period.. so its a ton of PDFs that needs to be created. Is there a way to do this all at once?

Hmmm... so you want each message in its own PDF? Off the top of my head, I can't think of a non-manual way to do that. You might look in Automator and see if you can cobble something together that way.
 
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crmpicco

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If you get them back in Mail app, you can easily print them to PDF from there.

Put them all in a Mail folder then do a command-a to select all. Then command-p to bring up a a print dialogue. In the print dialogue click PDF in the bottom left then select save as PDF. This will put all the messages in one PDF.

Great, this worked for me.
 
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mikzn

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I don't want to put them all in 1 PDF and its communication over a 1 yr period.. so its a ton of PDFs that needs to be created. Is there a way to do this all at once?

why not just move them into a special email folder ( on or off the mail server - can be on your computer) and then they are available and searchable and can be quickly printed to PDF if need be - as per Weaselboy's post #2

trying to batch convert them will be tedious and you will have to name each individual file and how will you search and use them?
 
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priyankaarya

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You can use a third-party solution for this which is reliable and trustworthy where there is a security of real data after conversion. And for finding the best tool you should also use demo versions of the tool and try to find on google for the tool.
 
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