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Export Email to PDF format or convert .eml file to PDF including embedded images and HTML visualization (Email renderer)

Please add a built-in sharepoint connector for convert emails to PDF.

Or add a built-in sharepoint connector to convert .eml file to PDF including embedded images and HTML visualization (rendered email).

 

There are some workaround for email export with big limitations:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/save-email-as-pdf/m-p/256989/highlight/false#M258...

  • Emails with images and HTML are not supported

Nowadays many emails use HTML and embedded image. So this “workaround” is not a full workaround. MS SharePoint has already an “export email” connector, but without some options. You could also add in this connector to convert it directly to look pretty when writing the content to a *.pdf file.

 

Or extend the “Convert file” connector which sharepoint (for OneDrive) already has, so it can handle *.eml files with all features emails can have. The PDF export should look like similar to the visualization in an email program like outlook.

And please provide the “Convert file” connector also in a sharepoint version! Actually it is only available for OneDrive, but we need it often in sharepoint document libraries.

 

 

Of course, this is not very simple, because the "convert file" connector (or a new connector)  needs some good and intelligent email renderer. To render a email like a Email program and show most important peaces of the emal header. Of cource you want to see CC, BB, Subject etc. in the PDF-export.

Also "convert file" lacks some options, like "load embedded images?", "page size?", on such things, to make selectable how you want to convert the source file (*.eml) in this case to PDF.

 

To be able to export emails to pdf sounds pretty basic for me and often needed. MS shoudl have all the functions already in outlook. But we need it also in Flow.

 

If there are workarounds how to export the full content to PDF with sharepoint built-in connectors, please tell us.

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Advocate V

@Zack9lawson 

Please don't spam into conversations which your have no clue about.

This is idea is about sharepoint flows. And we look for a solution to to "email to PDF export" in MS flow itself and without custom services. 

Regular Visitor

I believe this is not very simple for MS mainly because of the premium connectors available that claim to do this.

Anyway it would be a great feature.

Advocate V

@jefc1982 wrote:

I believe this is not very simple for MS mainly because of the premium connectors available that claim to do this.

Anyway it would be a great feature.




But think about that all the functionality is already in outlook and "Microsoft Print to PDF" available. So MS has to implement to use these features (with some more mail options) per connector. I still think that export HTML (+in-line images) emails as PDF is a basic use case that often people need.
New Member

Agree as it stands the feature is of no use.

Advocate V

@Ted-White :

Sorry, but your post has nothing to do with process automation with MS Flow. We look for a way to automate Office 365 with MS Flow to convert emails directly from Outlook 365 and store them in Office 365 on a SharePoint 365 in the cloud.

 

And we think this should be my default feature of MS flow, because it's about base usage and basic needs.

Advocate V

Would be nice if people stop spamming external tools here. The idea is about having a default flow-node in Power Automate aka. MS Flow to do the job with default content of Microsoft and directly in Power Automate Cloud. 

Helper II

I've written a blog post to achieve this requirement with PowerAutomate using API conversion service from ConvertAPI. If you have resources & skillset, you can write your own conversion service in Azure which can then be called in PowerAutomate, have provided insights on the blog post. Find below the link to the blog post:

https://ashiqf.com/2020/06/19/convert-outlook-email-with-embedded-images-to-pdf-using-powerautomate/

Hope this helps someone.

Helper II

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Regular Visitor

It is easy to convert EML to PDF by using any 3rd party converter tool. You can find many on Internet, I will suggest you to try Email Detail Litigation software developed and distributed by Email In Detail. You can try its free copy too where you can convert only 10 files after upgrading to paid version it will lift this limit.

 

Try this tool here - https://emailindetail.com/products/email-detail-litigation