What is the .eml file extension?
EML is the short-form for E-mail and the file extension .eml is recorded to be primarily associated with Outlook, an e-mail management from Microsoft. Besides Microsoft Outlook, many other e-mail clients also use the .eml file extension.
.eml files come under the miscellaneous files category and the Mime type is message/rfc82.
Purpose of .eml files
The main purpose of .eml files is to store e-mail messages, but they can also contain attachments and hyperlinks.
A typical .eml file contains a header and the main body. The main message of the e-mail is in the body of the .eml file while the header contains the following information:
- sender?s e-mail address
- subject of the e-mail
- time and date of the e-mail message
Name of the programs that can open .eml files
If you use Windows, you may use any of the following programs to open an .eml file:
- Microsoft Outlook
If you use a Mac operating system, you may use any of the following programs to open an .eml file:
- Apple Mail
- Microsoft Entourage
Is it possible to open .eml files with a text editor or a web browser?
Yes, you can open .eml files with a text editor, such as notepad, or a web browser, such as Internet Explorer.
To open an .eml file with notepad or other text editor, simply convert the .eml file to the .txt format by changing the file extension to .txt.
Similarly, you may rename an .eml file to the .mht file extension to open the file with your web browser.
I?m unable to open an .eml file ? what should I do?
In case you are unable to open an .eml file using your e-mail client, then try opening the file with notepad or Internet Explorer by changing the file extension to .txt or .mht respectively. If this doesn?t yield the desired result then you may use a reliable file repair software to resolve any problems with the file and open it.