_EML File Type

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What are _EML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a _EML file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a _EML file?

The ._eml extension is found in stored messages as an extension similar to .eml extension. The contents of these files are not different to each other if the same messages have been stored in them. The underscore difference between ._eml and .eml is due to the system/ computer/ software bug in Windows Mail Live. The bug causes the extension .eml to appear ._eml. Not only in Windows Mail Live, the "underscore" effect may be present in some other file types. It signifies that some errors, fault or mistakes in programming are present in the program.Windows Mail Live is an email client used to manage and access emails via remote Mail Transfer Agent server for the receipt and storage of the user's emails. The ._eml file extension should not to be confused with .eml extension. The typical .eml extension is a format that stores electronic mail messages information used by many Microsoft- ran messaging applications.

How to open _EML files

Important: Different programs may use files with the _EML file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your _EML file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single _EML opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 30, 2019

Suggest another file format using extension _EML

While we know of one file format using the ._EML file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of ._EML file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of _EML files. Remember, different programs may use _EML files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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