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Details of extension .eml

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .eml file?
  • Which program can create the .eml file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .eml format?
  • What can convert .eml files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .eml extension?
Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail .eml file icon

Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail

EML file is a Microsoft Internet Mail Message. This file format can be imported into almost all email programs (eg. Outlook, The Bat!, etc).
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: Outlook Express
Program name: -
Mime-type: message/rfc822
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Body

Other types of files may also use the .eml file extension. If you have helpful information about .eml extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .eml filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

emi (1), elm (1), el (1), wml (1), 3ml (1), rml (1), mel (1), enl (1), emo (1), emk (1), em (1), ell (1), dml (1), sml (1), ml (1)

Can't open a .eml file?

If you want to open a .eml file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .eml association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.eml

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android