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Solved: Outlook Express ***.email attachments

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Noyb, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I have a friend with a freshly restored computer.
    He can no longer read his Emails that have a ***.email attachment.
    But ***.eml attachments work fine.

    And his computer now works the same as mine, probably because I restored it for him.

    If the ***.email attachment is read, OE doesn’t know what to do with it.
    His Email with ***.eml attachments work fine.
    If the ***.email attachment is renamed to ****.eml .. it reads fine.
    If ****.email files are associated to OE .. nothing happens.
    The ****.email attachments can be read in M$ Word.

    So how would a computer be setup to read ***.email attachments ??
    Is C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msims.exe the correct application ??

    I’m curious why he’s getting these weird attachments from several sources ??
     
  2. moper

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    I'm not exactly sure why he gets these attachments. Some could be attached messages from people who use MSN. http://filext.com/file-extension/email doesn't say too much, but does mention that they are easily infected with viruses.

    You should be able to open these by creating a new file type with an email extension. (Tools, Folder Options, File Types) Just use everything that you see listed for the .eml file type. The program would be "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /eml:%1

    An alternative would be to use Regedit. Export the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.eml] key. Open it in notepad and change the eml to email. Now doubleclick to merge.
     
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Yes .. I saw the virus warning also.
    At least now, I have an Acronis backup for him.

    The " /eml:%1" appendage ... Did the trick for the new email file type in folder options.
    Many Thanks .. and Solved.
     
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