Open EML File

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EML Frequently Asked Questions

What is EML file?

EML file extension is used to store email messages in RFC-8222 format. Many applications including Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Windows Mail, Postbox, and others use EML format to export and import e-mails.

How can I view EML file?

To open EML file you can use Microsoft Outlook Express or other e-mail client applications of your choice. If you don’t have any available, you can rename EML file to MHT and double click on it. MHT format is compatible with EML and MHT files could be opened by any web browser.

Are EML files binary?

No, EML files are ASCII plain text files. Though certain parts of EML files like attachments could be encoded to a format which is not human readable.

What free applications can open EML files?

Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook Express, Apple Mail can open EML files.