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reading outlook message in outlook express

An office computer that I no longer have access to was set up with MS Outlook for email. Before leaving, I saved a few emails onto my flash drive by opening/"save as"/location and then deleted the original emails. Now, at home, I discover those emails will not open with OE. I tried changing the extension from outlook's .msg to OE's .eml but it gives me a blank message. Also tried keeping ".msg" and manually opening with OE, but nothing happens.
Is there a way to open/recover these emails?


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Re: reading msg-file

In reply to: reading outlook message in outlook express

Kathleen, offers a free (but rather limited in its functionality) msg-file reader (msg view tool). It's at the bottom of the left column. offers the same, but only as shareware. However, you might find the free trial period long enough to do what you want.

These were sponsored links in Google, when I searched for open file type msg. They seem to be what you need. Didn't you google yourself? It's rather easy, and sometimes very useful.


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reading msg-file

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Thanks so much, Kees -
As a constant googler, I'm embarrased to say I didn't try that this time . . . I think I was brain dead after spending a couple of hours on the Microsoft site sorting through every possible support document and free download I could find!

I'll give these a try -

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