How To Open .EML files

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When I had XP and Outlook Express I saved some of my eml files because I wanted to make sure I would keep them.

When I had to buy a new computer with Windows 7 it no longer uses Outlook Express and I have to use an online mailbox. I use gmail. Now I have file folders of saved eml files that I cannot view.

Is there any way to access the files, is there a program that will let me see them? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Gigi

Dear Gigi,

All you have to do to read the .eml files is install an email program that can read them. I’m pretty sure Windows Live Mail will read them, as will Microsoft Office Outlook. In addition, the free, Mozilla Thunderbird will open and read messages in the eml format.

You can download Live Mail from Microsoft, you would have to purchase Outlook as part of Microsoft Office, or you can download Thunderbird from www.mozilla.org

Elizabeth

 

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