What is EML file? Query Resolved Here!

Admin | July 10th, 2017 | Email, How to, Technology, Tips

Introduction of EML File:

  • EML File Developer: Microsoft
  • EML File Type: Electronic Mail
  • File Extension of EML: .eml
  • MIME Type: Message/RFC 822
  • File Format of EML: Text & Binary

EML file is basically an electronic Mail file consisted of email messages along with attachments. The file is an individual email message having .eml extension which archive email messages that aims at preserving original headers and formatting. The file consisted of plain ASCII text which is for headers, then main message body, followed by hyperlinks, and lastly attachments. The header needs to have email address of sender, the subject line text, as well as time. In the technical language, EML file format, consisted of email file which is referred as RFC-822 file format.

Here is the header view of an EML message. It usually looks like the below image but if there is any change then either it is not and EML file or your EML is corrupt.

Email clients supporting EML file format: EML file extension is supportive of emailing clients such as Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Entourage, PocoMail, and lots more.

How EML file is purposeful? EML file serves an important purpose of saving email messages and that too in the standard structure. To access EML file, use text editor such as notepad. The EML file can also be accessed via different emailing applications.

How to access EML files? In the situation where user has .eml file supporting emailing client then simply double click on it to open But, suppose, somehow you failed to access EML file in OE then below mentioned steps help further:

  • Begin the process by opening ‘My Computer’
  • Then press ‘Tools’>> ‘Folder’ Options
  • Then click ‘File Types’ Tab and choose ‘EML Outlook Express email’
  • Click ‘Advanced’ tab
  • In new windows, choose Open and press Edit
  • Then in the application used for performing action box, ensure for typing the command C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\MSIMN.EXE” /eml:%1 and click ‘OK’ in the two other windows.

How to create EML File? EML file generates in so many emailing applications. Most of the email clients create it automatically with .eml file extension. For opening EML file on desktop, just drag and drop the email messages available in EML file supportive of emailing clients like Entourage, Thunderbird, and Outlook Express etc. or you also open or read it using Notepad.

What is the difference between EML And EMLX Files?

EML files created via Windows-based emailing applications like Entourage, Outlook etc. On the other hand, EMLX files are generated from Macintosh based email clients such as Apple Mail and lots of others.