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

File type: Microsoft Exchange Mail Message


What is

The MSG is used all the times by the Microsoft Exchange Mail program when a new message is created and sent through the software. Most popularly Outlook is used for such messages.

It is compatible with other programs which use Microsoft’s Messaging Applications Programming Interface.

The file is created when the user creates a message for sending or when a message comes in the Inbox and the same is stored in the message folder of the mail program in the computer. The message contains all the important information that is received or is sent to any mailbox.

The file is an important file and the same should be kept safe for opening the message. The file can be opened by several software applications and shall display the message instantly which is required by the user on opening mail.

The file has the complete authority to display the message but the same needs to be used with a Messaging application.


Detailed information 

Category: Text Files – MSG makes the mail readable as the mail comes and goes in this format
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: MSG can be run through Microsoft Outlook, Priasoft MSG File Viewer and Assessor, Encyptomatic Msg Viewer Pro in Windows
Open with Linux: Any mailbox software can be used to read these messages
The mail message which is created when sending or receiving messages through a mailbox usually Outlook