File Extension Library

.EML File Extension

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

What is an .EML file?

.EML file extension is created by Microsoft. .EML has been classified as Text Files. The format of .EML file is Text and Binary.

.EML is E-Mail Message

An EML file is an email message saved by Microsoft Outlook or other e-mail programs. It may also contain an e-mail attachment, which is a file sent with the message.

If EML files will not open in Outlook Express, try the following:

  • Open My Computer.
  • Select Folder Options from the Tools menu.
  • Click the File Types tab.
  • Under Registered file types, select EML Outlook Express Mail Message, then click Advanced.
  • Click Open, then click Edit.
  • Type the following line in the "Application used to perform action" box:
    "C:Program FilesOutlook ExpressMSIMN.EXE" /eml:%1
  • Click OK twice, then close the window.
  • EML files may also be opened in Internet Explorer since they are formatted the same as .MHT files. Changing the file extension from ".eml" to ".mht" should cause the file to open directly in Internet Explorer. EML files may also be opened within Internet Explorer using the Microsoft Exchange Server Outlook WebAccess client.

    NOTE: Since EML files are partially saved in plain text format they can be opened by a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad and Apple TextEdit.

    List of all softwares that can open the E-Mail Message
    File Viewer Plus
    Microsoft Outlook 2016
    Microsoft Outlook Express
    Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    Encryptomatic Message Viewer Lite
    Novell GroupWise
    Perion IncrediMail
    Mozilla SeaMonkey
    Microsoft Outlook 2016
    Apple Mail
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    Mozilla SeaMonkey
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    Mozilla SeaMonkey
    Kupon.BG Klammer 3
    File Viewer for Android

    How to Open .EML file on different platforms

    Open .EML File on Windows

    • Right-click a .EML
    • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
    • Select the program that opens .EML file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .EML files" Press "Ok"

    Open .EML File on Mac

    • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .EML file
    • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
    • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
    • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

    Open .EML File on Linux

    Right click on the .EML file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

    Open .EML File on iPhone

    Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .EML file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
    Method 2
    Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

    Open .EML File on Android

    Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
    If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .EML files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

    How to fix problems with .EML files

    1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .EML files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .EML file format
    2. You need to check the .EML file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)