The File Extensions Database

.EMAIL File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text and Binary

What is an .EMAIL file?

.EMAIL is Outlook Express Email Message

An EMAIL file is an email message created with Microsoft Outlook Express, an email and news client bundled with Internet Explorer 4.0 to 6.0. It contains a message but may also store an email attachment, which is a file sent with the message.

You will most likely not come across an EMAIL file since the program (Microsoft Outlook Express) that uses the file has been discontinued. Also, EMAIL files are an an obscure alternative to the much more common .EML file. However, if you find the EML file and need to open it, you can use Microsoft Outlook Express. If you cannot find a copy of Outlook Express you can use a text editor to view the parts of the EML file that are stored in text.

Programs that open Outlook Express Email Message
Microsoft Outlook Express

How to solve problems with EMAIL files

  • Associate the EMAIL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EMAIL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EMAIL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EMAIL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EMAIL is Outlook Express Email Message. Because only the current version supports the latest EMAIL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .EMAIL is Outlook Express Email Message update.
  • To make sure that your EMAIL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.