Opening EMAIL files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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