What is a .EML File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .eml extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .eml file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .EML file?

The file extension .EML comes from E-Mail Message. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. This file belongs to the text and binary format and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .eml file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .EML file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .EML file on various operating systems.

How to open a .EML file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .eml file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Aryson EML Converter software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Outlook 365, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey and Aryson EML Converter.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .EML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Aryson EML Converter software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .EML file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .eml file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Aryson EML Converter software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Outlook 365, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey and Aryson EML Converter.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .EML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Aryson EML Converter software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .EML file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .eml file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla SeaMonkey software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .EML file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mozilla Thunderbird software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .EML file?

If you are still unable to open the .EML file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .EML file.emlx – Apple, .emlxpart – Mail Message Attachment, .emm – MindMaple, .emmt – MindMaple, .emp – eMusic.com. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .EML file with the Aryson EML Converter, Microsoft Outlook 365, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey programs on Windows, Aryson EML Converter, Microsoft Outlook 365, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey programs on Mac and Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey software on Linux.