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How to open and read an OUTLOOK saved .msg eMail?

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Stephen Schulte2 Calculating status...
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Feb 17, 2011 8:08 AM
In the Windows world at work - there are some files which are actually eMails in Outlook on Windows Vista and Windows 7 machines. But when I take the individual file.msg and try to open it, nothing. (If I change .msg to .txt I can see some of the message, but lots of garbage, too.

I have OUTLOOK on a 30 day trial (with MS Office 2011) - but can't seem to open the message with that either - it goes into the attachments area and won't open.

What can I do to read these messages? I have an entire folder of them and it would be nice to be able to read them on my Mac instead of going back to the office windows machine. (When I double-click on these files when on a Windows Vista computer with MS Office 2007 and Outlook installed, it just opens Outlook and the message is there. But on my Mac, it opens a new message in Outlook for Mac and then puts this entire message in the attached document area).

Thanks for any comments!

Best regards,

Steve Schulte
Thursday 17 February 2011
MacBook Pro-13" (2010) PBG4-12" (2005) eMac (2005) G4733 (2001), Mac OS X (10.6.6), MacOnly since 1989 (Still run my Mac SE on 6.0.4)


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