MSF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MSF file?

Files that contain the .msf file extension normally hold an index of mail messages that have been stored by a variety of different email applications.

The MSF files that are used by these email programs do not contain the actual contents of the email message that was sent or received using the email service. These files only contain an index of the messages and the message mail headers and summaries. The Earthlink and Mozilla email applications both use the .msf file extension for this purpose.

The Quanta MSF software application also uses the .msf file suffix. These MSF files contain chemical modeller input files that contain data that is entered when using the Quanta MSF program.

How to open MSF 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 MSF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MSF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension MSF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Mozilla ThunderbirdMozilla ThunderbirdUser submitted
Unipro UGENEUnipro UGENEUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MSF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MSF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!