EMAIL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an EMAIL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .EMAIL files.

What is an EMAIL file?

Files that contain the .email file extension store email messages that have been created in the Microsoft Outlook Express email application. Microsoft Outlook Express is an email application that is included with Internet Explorer versions 4.0 through 6.0. The application can also be used on some Mac operating systems.

An EMAIL file contains the actual email message that was sent or received using the Outlook Express email application.

Contrary to popular belief, Outlook Express is not a limited version of Microsoft Outlook. While the names are similar, the two programs do not have the same codebase.

Microsoft Express has become increasingly obsolete as more and more people use the newer Windows Live Mail email application.

How to open EMAIL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension EMAIL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different EMAIL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension EMAIL

While we know of one file format using the .EMAIL 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 .EMAIL file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of EMAIL files. Remember, different programs may use EMAIL 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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