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 in 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



How to get .EML files in GMail:


For downloading an .EML in Gmail you have to click on the menu that is shown at the right of an open email and click “Download message”



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