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I have a mate who keeps on sending me .eml files from his Microsoft PC some that I can read but the majority that I can't. Is there anything that I can download so as to be ble to read them all?

I realise the files are a M/soft format files.

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EML files are simply saved emails and any major email program should be able to open them with ease including Outlook, Mail and Thunderbird. Do you get some sort of error message when you try to open them?

A better solution would be to get your friend to forward emails instead of sending you the saved email file.

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It's not a better solution from a security perspective; while I'm not sure the OP had this in mind, I think it's important to point this out on general principles. If you send the emails in one or more files you can encrypt them. If you forward the emails they are more vulnerable, particularly if they are coming from or going to popular email servers.

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Generally, if the .eml file has attachments, you will need a version of Outlook to open them. Generally.

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It's not a better solution from a security perspective; while I'm not sure the OP had this in mind, I think it's important to point this out on general principles. If you send the emails in one or more files you can encrypt them. If you forward the emails they are more vulnerable, particularly if they are coming from or going to popular email servers.

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True but could you not obviate this solution if you used SSL?

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Depends on how much protection you want/need, who is receiving them, what level of SSL the email server supports, etc. All I'm saying is that there are good reasons for using .EML files rather than forwarding the email.

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