Instructions to Save an Email Message as .eml File


  1. Click on the email message.
  2. Click on File. Then click on Save As > File from the drop-down menu.
  3. Ensure the Format is set to All Files. Then click Save.


  1. Open the message.
  2. Click on the icon (three bars) next to Reply, at the top-right of the message pane.
  3. Select Show original.
  4. Click Download Original. The message will be downloaded in .eml format.

Outlook App

  1. Select the message.
  2. Click menu File>Save As, then select Text Only from Save as type drop down list and click Save.
  3. Open the saved text file, click File > Save As. Select All Files from Save as type drop-down list, and then add .eml to the end of the file name.
  4. Click Save. This gives the email message in .eml format.

Outlook Web (Office 365)

  1. Click the email to open it.
  2. Click the ellipsis (three dots) icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Download to save the .eml file on your machine.