>> EML file

EML file format description

Many people share .eml files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .eml file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .eml files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.eml - Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail

The EML document files are related to Outlook Express. EML file is a Microsoft Internet Mail Message. This file format can be imported into almost all email programs (eg. Outlook, The Bat!, etc).

Outlook Express
Document files
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Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail related extensions:
Report Definition Language File
Microsoft XML Schema Designer View
Microsoft SharePoint Workflow Diagram
Microsoft OneNote 2010 Mobile Document
Olivetti Text Document
Microsoft Works Database Backup

Naturally, other applications may also use the .eml file extension. Even harmful programs can create .eml files. Be especially cautious with .eml files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .eml file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .eml file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

rml, emk, emp, emi, wml, 3ml, mel, enl, emo, em, ell, dml, sml, ml, fml

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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