Ability to Open Email files  SOLVED

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Ability to Open Email files

Post by jeffp » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:09 am

The ability to open and convert other files types into PDF is a great feature.

My question is are you working on other file types besides the ones you currently support.

If you are taking requests, I'd like to request you add ability to import email file types like

.msg
.eml

Will this be possible with some future release?

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:28 am

Hello Jeff,

Well I guess you can print the email with our printer so that you would have a pdf file as a result. Please try that and tell us your results.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by jeffp » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:50 am

Yes, I know I can use the print driver, and I can use that for Office files as well, but it nicer with the import plugin.

I'm looking to do conversions without having to use the print driver. Hence my request to add .msg and .eml files to your import plugin.

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Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:52 am

Hello Jeff,

Well, we will see what can be done. I will reply here, whether we will do such a feature.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by jeffp » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:03 am

Much appreciated.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files  SOLVED

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:29 am

Hello Jeff,

Just spoke with lead devs. They said that this feature will be rarely used and has some problems that require solving while implementing, so we won't implement it as it's time consuming.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by jeffp » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:50 pm

Ok. Thanks for checking.

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Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:53 pm

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by DolphinMann » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Jeff(or anyone else),

Don't mean to relive an old thread but also didn't want to create a new topic. What did you end up doing to convert .msg/.eml files to PDF? I notice the importer will sometimes convert them and sometimes not.

Or is there a more elegant solution I am missing?

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by jeffp » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:43 pm

No problem.

Here's what I went with:

https://www.coolutils.com/TotalMailConverter

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by DolphinMann » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:48 pm

Thanks Jeff.

I will add that I find it converts .EML files much more consistantly(does not fail) compared to .msg files.

The problem however seems to be that the .EML files are "html" based and the conversion routine outputs them more like text.

Is there a way to import HTML/HTM files while maintaining their look?

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by jeffp » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:53 pm

Not sure since CoolUtils is a third party software. I know there are a lot of options so it may be buried in there somewhere.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by DolphinMann » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:07 pm

Thanks. Any word from the official Tracker Team about converting e-mail/HTML/.EML files to PDF? I'd rather not integrate another 3rd party solution and keep everything PDF X-Change if possible.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:03 am

Hello DolphinMann,

From your list, the HTML to PDF feature will be implemented in one of the future releases.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by DolphinMann » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Thank you. That is excellent news.

Is there a page that includes a development roadmap or rough estimates on releases? IE somtime this year, next year, etc?

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:46 pm

Hello DolphinMann,

No such page with a road map at this time I am afraid.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by DolphinMann » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 pm

Checking up on the release of the HTM/HTML/Email to PDF conversion development. Was this ever released?

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:01 am

Hello DolphinMann,

Just checked this with our lead devs - this is planned, though not for the nearest time. Meanwhile, I've had a suggestion that you can use - you can convert the HTML file to the XPS or EMF for example and then convert those to PDF.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by David.P » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi all,

I was just going to add my vote for direct conversion of *.eml/*.msg files to PDF.

It would be an incredible time saver if email files could be simply dragged e.g. into the bookmarks pane and would turn up converted into respective PDF pages, the same as it is possible for example with Word files.

Thanks to the devs for consideration!

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 am

Hello David,

Well this is not such a trivial task - we will need a eml/msg parser and also a HTML parser and converter. The later part is already being developed - so potentially, when we have the available HTML to PDF converter, we can speak about the eml/msg converter.

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by David.P » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 am

That's understood Alex. I can imagine it being a complex task to write a document conversion parser.

From the necessity to use parsers, I conclude that it is not possible to perform such on-the-fly conversions by a (possibly hidden/background) print-to-PDF process?

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Re: Ability to Open Email files

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:41 pm

Hello David,

Well, when the HTML converter is ready, we'll look into this one.

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