EML File Type

- The quick facts

What are EML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an 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 an EML file?

An .EML file is an E-Mail Message file.

Files that contain the .eml file extension are email files that have usually been sent or received by a POP3 email application. These files are commonly associated with the Outlook Express software, which is a POP3 email application that Microsoft distributes. In some cases, however, EML files can also be created by other email clients.

The EML files contain the contents of an email message, and they may also include attachments that the sender sent with the original email message. In addition, EML files can also contain hyperlinks and linked attachments.

EML files are generally stored in plain text format.

How to open EML files

We have identified 4 EML openers that are compatible with this specific type of EML file.

Programs that open E-Mail Message files

Microsoft OutlookMicrosoft OutlookVerified
IBM Lotus Notes/DominoIBM Lotus Notes/DominoVerified
EudoraEudoraVerified
The BatThe BatVerified

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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.

Windows Live MailWindows Live MailUser submitted
Mozilla ThunderbirdMozilla ThunderbirdUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
IncrediMailIncrediMailUser submitted
SeaMonkeySeaMonkeyUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
SylpheedSylpheedUser submitted
FoxmailFoxmailUser submitted
WordPerfect MAILWordPerfect MAILUser submitted

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