.EML File Extension

File Type:
E-Mail Message

Having trouble opening .eml extension? Don't panic! This page explains what eml files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open eml files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a EML file?

Eml file extension has E-Mail Message file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Created by such e-mail programs as Microsoft Outlook, an .EML file stores an e-mail attachment, the file sent with the message.

.EML files can be typically opened in Outlook Express but you may also Internet Explorer for that matter, as they have the same format as .MHT files.

When changing the “.EML” file extension to “.MHT,” the file should open in Internet Explorer. You can as well open .EML files with the help of Microsoft Exchange Server Outlook WebAccess client.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

eml file icon
File Type:
E-Mail Message
Text Files
Text and Binary

How to open EML file?

Double click the eml file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .eml extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the eml extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the eml file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open EML files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the eml file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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