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.msg File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: Outlook Mail Message
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .msg. Files with the file extension .msg can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .msg files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .msg file?

The MSG file extension is used for an Outlook Mail Message file stored in a format that was developed by Microsoft Corporation. This file usually entail message saved and created in Microsoft outlook. An e-mail (electronic mail) may contain different fields like the name of the email sender, the date of the email, the recipient to whom the email is addressed, the subject of the email and the body message of the email. There are many programs that are capable of opening outlook messages provided they are compatible with Outlook Mail Message through use of Microsoft’s Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI). Examples of these programs are Kupon.BG Klammer, Microsoft outlook, EZ Freeware Free Opener, BitDaddys Email Open View Pro, Encryptomatic MsgViewer Pro and 45RPM MailRaider. Microsoft Outlook is application software that functions more of as a personal organizer and is known under the acronym of PIM. This application focuses more on information management of a user which focuses on tracking, recording and management.

how to open a .msg file?

Launch a .msg file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .msg file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .msg files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .msg file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .msg file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .msg file association errors

applications that open a .msg file

Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free, open source email, newsgroup, news feed and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) client created by the Mozilla Foundation. The project stratagem is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at generating a Web browser. The vanilla version is not a personal information manager, although the Mozilla Lightning extension adds PIM functionality. Additional features, if desired, are often available thru other extensions. It supports UNIX mailbox format (mbox), Mork which is utilized for internal database and SQLite also used for internal database (since version 3). Files that bear the .p7s extension are email messages utilized in email managing programs for sending, receiving or just simply viewing protected emails encrypted with digital signatures. Some of these email management applications include Microsoft Outlook 2010, PostBox and Mozilla Thunderbird. These files contain information as well as the source of the email and whether the email has been edited or modified during transmission, which means users with these email management applications incorporated with P7S support can make sure that the emails they receive are genuine, are originating from trusted senders and are not tampered with, before they open and view the emails.
Outlook Express

Outlook Express

MSG file is an Outlook Message File created using Microsoft Outlook containing details of an email such as date, sender’s name, recipient’s name, body of the message, and is compatible with other applications using MAPI [Messaging Applications Programming Interface]. Aside from Microsoft Outlook, other programs that can open MSG files are EZ Freeware Free Opener, BitDaddys Email Open View Pro and Encryptomatic MsgViewer Pro for Windows system, Kupon.BG Klammer for iOS and Mac OS, and 45RPM MailRadier for Mac. Microsoft Outlook is a feature of Microsoft Office. The latest versions are Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Windows and Microsoft Outlook 2011 available for Mac users. The main use of this software is for email purposes that includes to create, send, reply to and forward an email message, open and save file attachments in an email, create and add an email signature. Other features include Calendar that allows you to make appointments and set meetings with other people, Contacts, Tasks and Notes and Print [to print emails, calendar entries, tasks and contacts].
Encryptomatic msgViewer Pro

Encryptomatic msgViewer Pro

Msg Viewer Pro is developed by Encryptomatic, and this software enables the user to view, convert and manage email content stored in .msg (Outlook) and .eml files. MsgViewer Pro has various features which include: accessing attached files and saving them to disk or open in another application; reply to messages or forward messages using your default email client; export selected messages from MSG or EML into any of the following formats (TXT, JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP, PNG, and PDF); search, export or read Outlook .PST files if present; Toggle or display Rich Text and HTML forrmatting, colors and images; search message text, From, To, Cc, Header, Range, Date, and Subject; reads messages stored in a read-only state and in recursive directories; print message or header, select or copy messages to a folder or for processing; selected messages can be exported to CSV to import into an Excel spreadsheet of database; export a batch of messages in a single operation in image of PDF formats, and many more. It supports multiple language including French, English, Russian, German and Spanish.
EZ Freeware Free Opener

EZ Freeware Free Opener

EZ Freeware Free Opener allows users to: open and to edit Microsoft Office documents and worksheets such as DOC, DOCX, CSV, XLS and XLSX without the need to install Microsoft Office; play audio files such as MP3, WAV, MID, WMV, etc.; watch videos of files such as AVI, MP4, MPG, MOV, FLV, WMV, etc.; open, edit and print image files like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, RAW, BMP, GIF, ICO, etc.; and open RAR, ZIP, PPT and more than 80 other files. PAGES files can be opened using Apple Pages for Mac, EZ Freeware Free Opener for Windows and Zamzar for Web, and Apple Pages is a feature of Apple iWork suite.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .msg files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .msg. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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