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Author Topic: Wanted: Simple EML viewer  (Read 3961 times)

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Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« on: April 09, 2013, 10:04 AM »
I need something simple, lightweight, no nonsense, and free to view EML files.

I am currently manning the support desk for a web development company and sometimes clients attach .eml files to posts, which I must view in order to understand what they are reporting as bugs.

I don't want or need a full blown desktop email application capable of sending/receiving email, address book, etc...just something to quickly open and view the content of these individual files with.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 10:18 AM »
You must have googled for it, but have you tried these?
http://www.nucleuste....com/eml-viewer.html Seems to be free.
http://www.emlviewer...eml-file-viewer.html Looks almost the same

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 10:23 AM »
April, EML files are plain-text files; you can view them in any text editor.  Or, were you looking for something a bit fancier?

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 10:38 AM »
April, EML files are plain-text files; you can view them in any text editor.  Or, were you looking for something a bit fancier?

I had no idea. I am and have always been a web mail user (except way back when I was on AOL)

Nice to know I probably don't need anything I don't already have.  :)

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 10:41 AM »
Notepad2 worked beautifully.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 10:44 AM »
I had no idea.

Keep in mind that an EML file contains everything a raw email is made up of e.g., all headers, attachments, etc.  Regarding attachments, because of the way attachments are encoded in email, this can result in a huge amount of what looks like garbled text within the EML file.  Anyway...just some things to consider.  =]

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 10:53 AM »
Well, attachments are highly unlikely, as these are all from various forms submitted from the clients' websites, so Notepad2 should do just fine.

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 11:01 AM »
so Notepad2 should do just fine

Right on.  =]

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Re: Wanted: Simple EML viewer
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 05:02 PM »
here's another one, just in case...

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