Monday, April 2, 2012

How to open .eml files

Many times I receive files in .eml format. eml is email from archive. To open .eml you need to use email programme such as outlook or outlook express etc. Many people does not use outlook or outlook express or some .eml files can not open in outlook. If this is the case you can follow below steps.

There are two methonds to open .eml file. Either using Internet explorer or third party software.

Method One: Open .eml using internet explorer.

First of all save file on your desktop.  Now Right click on .eml attachment and save it by selecting desktop.

Once it is saved do not forget to scan with your AV. It will prevent your computer if file is corrupted.
Now right click on saved .eml file and click open with and click Choose default Programme.

 Now select Internet explorer and click on OK.

Double click on .eml file and see if it opens.

If this does not work then user method no 2.:

Go to website .eml viewer from below address.

It is paid version but you can use it for 14 days free.  Then it is up to you if you wanna buy it or not.

Once this software is installed. Open software and click file and open.

It will open your file.

Enjoy and leave your comments.


  1. outlook express inbox.dbx restores lost messages from corrupted Outlook Express folders damaged by virus attacks, power failures or incorrect operations made by applications and especially antivirus software, etc.

  2. There is a free viewer, which you can use to view and open your EML/MSG files, I mean you can download and use CoolUtils Mail Viewer

  3. Open .eml files online using the free online .eml viewer.
    You just upload your email file and then see it in your web browser.