Open EMAIL File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

File type: Outlook Express Email Message


The EMAIL files are frequently categorized as Text Files. They are the email messages which had been created using the MS Outlook Express. In order to open the said files, users would have to employ either the MS Outlook or a text editor. The EMAIL files may also be possibly imported into various email clients.

The files are frequently known as an alternative extension to the EML files which could become infected by viruses. Users would have to be very careful when opening the said files.


Detailed information 

Category: Text Files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Microsoft Outlook Express
Open with Linux: Microsoft Outlook Express
The EMAIL file extension is used in identifying Outlook Express Mail Message files. Outlook is an email client bundled with the Internet Explorer versions 4.0 to 6.0. It is also bundled with a number of versions of the Microsoft Windows.
In the Windows Vista, the Outlook is substituted with the Windows Mail. Windows Live Mail has been released as a successor of the Windows Mail and Outlook .
The Outlook is different from the application Microsoft Office Outlook email client that ships with Microsoft Office for Windows. Both programs have no common codebase but have the same architectural philosophy.
The similarity in the names has mislead a number of people in incorrectly concluding that the Outlook Express is the stripped down version of the Microsoft Office Outlook.
It employs a Windows Address Book in storing contact information and has a tight integration with it. In the Windows XP, it is also integrated with the Windows Messenger.