Windows 10: How to Open .eml files?

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  1.    29 Sep 2015 #1

    How to Open .eml files?


    The Mail App doesn't seem capable.
    It can't open .eml files either.
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  2.    29 Sep 2015 #2

    Windows live mail - from Windows Live Essentials 2012

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ive/essentials
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #3

    Yeah, I've struggled on with Mail app for long enough - it's a mobile app as the default on a so called desktop OS. Very disappointing.
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  4.    30 Sep 2015 #4

    elbeasto said: View Post
    Yeah, I've struggled on with Mail app for long enough - it's a mobile app as the default on a so called desktop OS. Very disappointing.
    Hi, there are some freeware readers e.g. Free Download EML Reader to Open EML Documents if you just want to open the occasional email.

    Installing a 3rd party client will do that too, of course.

    MS has been desperately inconsistent in its providing or not providing an email client for Win 7 on. Given its inconsistent policy, the best thing is to use a 3rd party client e.g. Thunderbird if you want the advantage of being able to quickly handle multiple accounts and keep and search historic emails.
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 32 bit
       04 Jul 2018 #5

    I found a solution to this problem only a few days ago. I posted an article about how to restore this functionality in Windows 10 here: https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-ena...-10-explorer/#

    No other software is needed to preview '.eml' files, it's simply a case of using a special tool to add .eml files back to the Context Menu Handlers. The tool and instructions for use are shown in the above tutorial.
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  6.    04 Jul 2018 #6

    Thanks for letting us know. I'm not surprised no-one here knew as I'd guess relatively few would use this feature, preferring either a client or using a web browser.

    That's not a very practical solution, especially if you have lots of emails to look through.
    I don't find personally find that comment convincing - all my email from many years back is accessed by Thunderbird, for a range of email accounts. Searching through them is pretty quick, and viewing them is easy. Plus the viewing area is more appropriate than the preview pane.
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    Windows 10 Home 32 bit
       04 Jul 2018 #7

    That probably depends on how and where you save your emails. Like many I save emails to a separate folder if they're important, for example 'online shopping' receipts.
    Lets say you saved 100 emails in a folder on your computer for future reference, are you really telling me you could find that all important email quicker by launching your email client and opening them one by one? I'm not talking about emails in your 'Inbox', previewing those would be quicker in your mail client.

    Using the preview pane of Windows Explorer is not only a quick solution but it's simply point and click on your chosen email before clicking the next one in the list. Google this issue and you'll find thousands of people looking for this solution.
    Plus the viewing area is more appropriate than the preview pane.
    Really?

    Many people have widescreen monitors these days, my preview pane is one half of the screen, exactly the same viewing area as my mail client.

    Sorry if my post isn't useful to you but I'm sure others will appreciate my effort even if you don't.
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  8. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 32 bit
       04 Jul 2018 #8

    elbeasto said: View Post
    The Mail App doesn't seem capable.
    It can't open .eml files either.
    In response to your original question, the Mail app does open .eml files and always has. I'm guessing something is amiss with the installation. Have you tried repairing the Mail app?
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  9.    04 Jul 2018 #9

    Lets say you saved 100 emails in a folder on your computer for future reference, are you really telling me you could find that all important email quicker by launching your email client and opening them one by one? I'm not talking about emails in your 'Inbox'
    I would never save emails like that nor search for them like that. I receive them with Thunderbird.
    I can then search using Thunderbird's search features. I have emails back to the 90's originally received on different clients such as Outlook Express- all in Thunderbird's database.

    So for people who choose to save emails -perhaps from web mail- as individual files and don't use an email clien t, then yes, they need some other method, in which case your find is great for them.

    I guess you've never used an email client long term to receive thousands of emails.
    I wouldn't have time to file each one individually - I let Thunderbird's mail rules do that.
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  10.    05 Jul 2018 #10

    If I recall correctly I had some luck renaming .eml to .mht and opening it afterwards. It's been a very long time so I am not sure though.
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