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[SOLVED] .eml attachments

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by MRBEE, Jan 20, 2002.

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  1. MRBEE

    MRBEE Thread Starter

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    I am unable to view .eml attachments to email posts. I searched here and found several threads dealing with this problem. Accordingly, I followed the instructions poasted in "How to configure Windows to open .eml extension attachments", and now when I go to Start|Settings|Folder Options|File types, and scroll to Outlook Express Mail message, I find that .eml is listed as one of the extensions available.

    But, I am still unable to view an .eml file in O.E. Can someone offer a suggestion?
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    If you're running Win98 or ME, you could try importing the default registry settings for *.eml files.

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.eml]
    @="Microsoft Internet Mail Message"
    "Content Type"="message/rfc822"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.eml\ShellEx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.eml\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @="{EAB841A0-9550-11cf-8C16-00805F1408F3}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Microsoft Internet Mail Message]
    @="Outlook Express Mail Message"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Microsoft Internet Mail Message\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\\MSIMN.EXE,-4"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Microsoft Internet Mail Message\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Microsoft Internet Mail Message\shell\open]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Microsoft Internet Mail Message\shell\open\command]
    @="\"C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\\MSIMN.EXE\" /eml:%1"


    First check whether the path to Msimn.exe is identical on your machine (C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE).
    If not, adapt the reg file.

    Save the bold to Notepad, doubleclick, and answer yes, to have it merged into the registry.

    Reboot, and tell us what happens.

    Good luck,
     
  3. MRBEE

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    Tony,

    I checked the location of MSIMN.EXE on my computer, and it is where you say it should be: C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE

    I then copied the bold print (I included REGEDIT4 -- is that right?). I copied it into Notepad, but at that point I'm stuck. I clicked and double clicked just about everything seen, but never got a question like "do you want it merged", or whatever.
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    You were right to copy the entire bold print, including REGEDIT4, and the empty line that follows, but my instructions were incomplete.

    You must save it as a reg file, otherwise Windows won't recognize it as such

    Save the file as eml.reg, doubleclick it, and you'll be able to import it without a problem.

    Don't forget to reboot.

    Good luck, and sorry about that!
     
  5. MRBEE

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    I'm afraid I'm still lost.

    After I save it to Notepad, you say save the file to eml.reg. Fine, but where on the harddisk do I save it?

    Also, you say I can then import it. Import it where? From what program? In the Internet? In the email? Or what?

    I know I'm testing your patience, but believe me I appreciate it.
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    You can save it anywhere you like. The location doesn't matter.

    You can save it on your desktop, or anywhere else.

    Once you've saved it as Eml.reg, doubleclick it.
    Windows will recognize it as a reg file, and ask you: 'do you want the contents of this file added to the registry' or words to that extent.

    Choose 'yes', and Windows will then tell you that the reg file has been successfully imported.

    You won't need to do anything else yourself. Just restart Windows.
    This will register the changes.

    Adterwards you can just delete the reg-file.

    Good luck,
     
  7. MRBEE

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    Tony,

    This is a follow up to my preceding question.

    After thinking about it, I assume you mean I should import the eml.reg file I have already created into the registry. Please understand that although I'm game to do this, that's leagues ahead of my very limited know how.

    I looked at the registry by using my Norton Registry Editor and I spotted some of the same entries already there -- but only some.

    So, please tell me what to do in a very detailed manner so I wont end up really messing up my registry.
     
  8. TonyKlein

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    MrBee,

    Our last posts crossed each other.

    Did you try importing the reg file the way I advised you to in my last post?
     
  9. MRBEE

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    Tony,

    I found what I was doing wrong. I had placed the eml.reg file in my Word 2.0 word processor, and the double clicking didn't work. So I copied it to the C:\windows folder, located via Start|Find, and then double clicked it, and it worked find. After "yes", a message popped up telling me that it had been successfully incorporated into Registry. Then I rebooted.

    BUT, when I tried to view a .eml file, again I got nothing.

    So, we're back at square one, it appears.

    Any further suggestions?

    I wonder: would you mind if I forwarded to you one of my email messages with a .eml attachment, to see if you can view it okay?
    .
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    I wouldn't mind, but I doubt whether that will help you any further, as I have no problem opening *.eml files myself.


    However, I just sent you my e-mail address, so let's have a look.
     
  11. MRBEE

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    Tony,

    I looked up my version of I.E. and found I had version 5 -- so I downloaded and installed the current version, 5.5. Anyway, after doing all that, I am still unable to view .eml attachments in Outlook Express. All I can see is the text portion. I get no graphic whatever.

    Guess I'm out of luck.

    MRBEE
     
  12. TonyKlein

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    MrBee,

    I took another look at the attachment to your e-mail message, and it opens allright, but it contains text only, no pictures.

    I 'm not sure I understand the problem.
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    Quick question, MRBEE, when you double click the paper clip, can you open the attachment?

    I just want to clarify to see if the problem is that you just don't immediately see it in the pane below the message.
     
  14. MRBEE

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    Tony,

    When I double click the paper clip, I get a blank page. This holds true for my office computer as well as my home computer. So, that's why I wanted you to take a look at it. I assume, of course, that I'm supposed to see an image. Did you?
     
  15. TonyKlein

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    This is getting embarrassing, but I accidentally deleted your e-mail.

    Could you send another one, and tell me at the same time what I should be seeing in the attachment?
     
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