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open msg files in dropbox

by Molyslip / February 10, 2012 1:35 AM PST

All my incoming e-mails open perfectly on my ASUS Transformer Prime. However, in Dropbox stored msg files won't open. Is there a solution or app to solve?

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Clarification Request
(NT) What app did you install to handle MSG files?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2012 1:37 AM PST
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No specific app was used.
by Molyslip / February 10, 2012 1:49 AM PST

For all incoming e-mails, including Outlook, just used Sync setting within ASUS Prime.
The problem is opening stored msg (e-mail) files within Dropbox. Hope this helps,

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You have explained why it doesn't work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2012 1:51 AM PST

Now the next task is for you to select some app that knows what to do with MSG files.

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That's the problem
by Molyslip / February 10, 2012 1:57 AM PST

Loads of apps will open MSG files and work as an e-mail client. They more or less duplicate the original service but installed they don't open the files in Dropbox. This seems a major problem as the problem seems unresolved on a general Google search! maybe there's an alternative to Dropbox that will open stored msg files?

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Next stop? The developer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2012 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: That's the problem

Many of the apps have a developer or team behind the app. When my apps have issues or I want an upgrade, the users pummel me (not literally) with requests.

Did you ask the developer about this? It could save us hunting and testing many apps.

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Ask the developer
by Molyslip / February 10, 2012 3:30 AM PST

Thanks. You're right they may have been asked many times before. I'll try. Thanks for your help.

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PS. Looks like folk have work to do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2012 3:40 AM PST

For now I would have to copy the MSG to the local file system then open it. An app could do that for us but who will write it? I'm a bit tied up on Android app development and even if I wrote this, no market I can see. I'd have to price it over 99 bucks to make it worthwhile.
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Documento office viewer- open msg from Dropbox
by MessiMor / July 28, 2012 10:38 PM PDT


try Documento office viewer for openinh msg file from Dropbox.

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