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Opening a .eml file

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I am getting emails with a .eml file and have not been able to open. Any suggestions.

Power Book G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Mike N. (nahyunil) Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
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    Aug 3, 2007 12:04 PM (in response to wisfarm)

    That site has information about .eml files as being an Outlook Express Electronic Mail file. In the same paragraph, it is suggested that the files are commonly worm carriers so check with the person who sent it to you.
    PM MDD(1.25GHz 1.25G-RAM 320G-HD), Mac OS X (10.4.10), 20"ACD USB2Connect MacBook (2.0 White)-2GB
  • Sherman Homan Level 3 Level 3 (710 points)
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    Aug 3, 2007 12:06 PM (in response to wisfarm)
    A file with a .eml extension is from a Windows Outlook export. I think you are going to have trouble opening that on a Mac. You can try it with Entourage, but you might want to have the original sender simply forward the message to you. I think they exported it and then sent the export.
    Edit: interesting point from Mike. Make sure you know the sender, not that it will hurt your Mac, but still...!

    Message was edited by: Sherman Homan
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,185 points)
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    Aug 3, 2007 12:06 PM (in response to wisfarm)
    .eml files are created by Microsoft Outlook Express. If you have Microsoft Entourage on your system, that should be able to open them. Otherwise, one site I read claimed that .eml files are just standard text with a different extension, so you may be able to get it to open with Text Edit (launch Text Edit and open the file, or double-click the file and select Text Edit as the app to use).

    Hope this helps.
    Mac Pro 2.66Ghz 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)


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