Email Parser

Extract data from incoming emails and automate your workflow


Using a normal folder as an email source


Usually, Email Parser takes incoming emails from your email server using IMAP, Exchange or POP but it is also possible to use a normal folder in your computer as an email source. The way it works is the following:

  • If the file is a .EML or .MSG file (Email file formats) it will be shown as an email, as if you were accessing an email account.
  • If the file is of any other type (PDF, Word, Excel, Power Point etc), Email Parser will create a “virtual” email and attach this file to it.



In order to read the “attached file” you need to use a field of type Attachment reader.



How to get .MSG files directly from Outlook

A quick way to parse emails from Outlook is just saving the emails as files. This can be easily done selecting the emails in Outlook and moving them to a folder in your computer, as seen in this GIF. Note that this does not remove the emails from Outlook:


saving eml or msg files from outlook


Other email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Windows Mail also provide similar ways to export the emails to .EML or .MSG files.