Import/Export emails in Zoho Mail

Import emails

Zoho Mail supports importing emails from a .EML file. You can also import a .ZIP file of multiple .EML file to Zoho Mail. The maximum size of the ZIP file that can be imported to Zoho Mail is 500 MB. You can choose the destination folder in Zoho Mail to which you want your emails to be imported into.

To import EML or ZIP files to Zoho Mail:

  1. Navigate to Settings by selecting the gear icon in the upper right of the page.
  2. In the Mail Settings tab, under Access old version for, select Import/Export Messages.
  3. From the For Account drop-down menu, select the account you want to import the emails to. (Only if you have POP accounts.)
  4. In Import Message section, click Choose File to choose a file to import.


  5. Click Browse to choose the folder in your Zoho Mail account you want to import the emails into. Click OK.
  6. Click Import to start importing.

Export emails

You can also export your emails from your Zoho Mail account to a .EML file to save them locally or as a backup. You can export the emails in an entire folder, or based on a specific time period up to 1 year prior.

To export emails from Zoho Mail:

  1. Navigate to Settings by selecting the gear icon in the upper right of the page.
  2. In the Mail Settings tab, under Access old version for, select Import/Export Messages.
  3. In the Export section, click Browse to choose the folder from which you want to export the emails from.
  4. Select an Export Option:
    • Export the last [1-12month(s) messages to only export messages from last month up to a year prior.
    • Export messages from [start dateto [end date] to only export messages between two specific dates.
    • Export all the messages to export the entire folder you chose.
  5. Click Export to start exporting.

After the exporting is done, you will receive a notification email with a link to download the exported emails as a .ZIP file.