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Opening .eml files in outlook

  Asked By: Jordan    Date: Feb 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 25024

I've been trying to open a .eml file from a document library and found that it
keeps opening in IE. Is there anything that can be done to open the file in
Outlook 2003? or even word?



26 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brinda Bca     Answered On: Feb 22

You need to change your system "open with" type to Outlook Express.

Answer #2    Answered By: Sheryl Velez     Answered On: Feb 22

Thanks for the update.

Unfortunately we need to open  the files  in Outlook 2003.

Any ideas?

Answer #3    Answered By: Alexandra Lewis     Answered On: Feb 22

Outlook doesn't know how to read .eml files. You would need to write a custom
plugin for outlook  or something in SharePoint that would convert the files  to a
different format.

Answer #4    Answered By: Himanta Barthakur     Answered On: Feb 22

Do you guys know at what point the file  gets converted to .eml? I'm sending the
files from outlook  2003 to the list. when i try viewing them, they seem to be
.eml. outlook won't be sending .eml files  because if it doesn't know how to
read it, it won't know how to write it right?

looking forward to hearing from you guys.

Answer #5    Answered By: Mansi Revenkar     Answered On: Feb 22

Not sure at what specific point in the process the file  becomes .eml. But you
aren't actually sending the files  from outlook. You are sending a regular
message in SMTP format. When SharePoint receives the SMTP mail it saves it in
.eml file format. Not sure why they don't use .msg (outlook format). But its
not actually converted its saved in the .eml format.

Answer #6    Answered By: Lizette Mcconnell     Answered On: Feb 22
Answer #7    Answered By: Rosanna Parrish     Answered On: Feb 22

I'm now looking for a third party tool to use as a workaround for this issue.
I've looked at colligo but unfortunately it is a client side solution. Are there
any tools which you guys have used on the server to over come this problem?

Answer #8    Answered By: Alex Krenvalk     Answered On: Feb 23

There are many quality softwares in the world. But unfortunately not every program can help you. I ran into similar situation and my good luck consists in the following. I by chance caught sight next utility which resolved all my troubles for seconds. To my mind it has all necessary resources for working out almost any problem with ms outlook - http://www.recoverytoolbox.com/open_pst_files.html

Answer #9    Answered By: Alex Berry     Answered On: Apr 22

Opening an eml file in ms outlook , you need to convert elm file into pst file after that you can access this pst file with outlook email client.

To convert eml to pst use this site.


Answer #10    Answered By: Clark Hill     Answered On: Sep 22

So I exported a folder called "Desktop MMK" in Outlook Express, and it exported in to "Desktop MMK.dbx" I then copied the .dbx file to a USB flash drive, and transfered it to a folder on the Vista machine, I then tried to import it, but even when the .dbx was in its own file, it could not see it, and I even removed hide hidden files and it didn't work. What am I doing wrong. I did it a second time by taking the whole Outlook Express store folder and it still couldn't find anything.
So what am I doing wrong?

Answer #11    Answered By: Mack John     Answered On: Sep 25

You can open .eml file into Outlook. A complete user guide with details explanation mention in the blog post. Visit the link given below:


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