Greetings... I've recently switched from OE to Thunderbird as my mail manager. Now I find that I can't read .eml files. Given that a lot of my geneaology files are now .eml files I'd like to know how I can read them.
I would change back to OE if that would help except that I can't export my saved emails from Thunderbird to OE.
What remedy (ies) do you suggest? I'm running XP SP2.
1. As they are .eml files I presume you have saved them to a folder in My Documents? In 'My Documents' navigate to the .eml file and rightclick, then from the list choose 'Open with' and choose Outlook Express
2."EML files may also be opened in Internet Explorer since they are formatted the same as .MHT files; changing the file extension from ".eml" to ".mht" should cause the file to open directly in Internet Explorer." click here
Lotvic: Yes, I saved them to a file in My Documents. But I don't have an Outlook Express option in the Open With dialogue box. 'Invalid syntax error' is what I get when I try to open .eml files with Internet Explorer.
beeuuem... I downloaded that file but I can't figure out how to use it.
Yes, Lotvic, I did. Did you not read my response? When I go to Folder Options>File Types there is NO .eml file type listed. I cannot click on a missing file type... I even tried adding .eml to the list, but it automatically adds Thunderbird the the path name, so that when I add C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\MSIMN.EXE" /eml:%1 to the 'Application used to perform' field I get a dialogue box telling me the file path can't be found.