MSG Viewer

MSG EML Viewer is the standalone viewer for .msg and .eml files. Support for files from Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Gmail, Windows Mail and etc.

  • Lets you open one .msg file or directory with thousands of .eml and .msg files
  • Instant access to email headers and all message properties
  • Easy to open or extract attachments and embedded messages
  • Boolean search, Outlook-like filtering, Instant search
  • Read messages in plain text, HTML, RTF formats
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.MSG and .EML files viewer

View, search, and manage all your email files

Standalone & Installer versions

MSG Viewer can be used as a portable application or installed as a Windows application. The software doesn't require Microsoft Outlook to be installed on the PC.

Advanced Search Option

Based on your preference, use Instant Search or Advanced Search with various search keywords to narrow your search criteria for better searches in .msg and .eml files.

Filter and Sort Emails

MSG Viewer provides you with a number of built-in grid search filters. Sort, arrange and group your .eml and .msg files in a way that's helpful to you.

Digital Forensic Analysis

Instant access to headers and all MAPI properties. Investigate and analyze suspicious emails secure with the MSG Viewer forensics tool.

Multi-language Support

Support for various encoding settings to correctly display regional characters (such as ü, ä, ø, etc.) and Asian language characters.

Browse Large Number of Emails

Reading and searching .eml and .msg files in parallel allows you to preview emails and large attachments without freezing while the folder is loading.

Multiple Preview Modes

Show the message in its original format, whether it's HTML, plain text, or rich text. Ability to open emails in a new window or the entire message folder in a single view.

Easy To Customize

Horizontal View Mode, Vertical View Mode, Off View Mode: each of these mode is designed to make it easier to find, open, and manage emails.

MSG and EML file Converter

Convert MSG to EML, MSG to HTML, EML to MSG, and EML to HTML file format. The resulting files contain most of the message data, including attachments.

Single or Multiple Email(s) Selection

Open, view, print, move, copy, delete, reply or forward single email or multiple emails at once. Lets you open, save any or all attachments that are in your emails.

Open Email Files with One Click

The MSG Viewer can be set as the default application for .msg and .eml files to open, read and search for e-mail files on your hard drive, network share or USB drive.

Easy To Use

Flat design for a sleek and usable interface that focuses on what's important - email.

MSG EML Viewer: Email Preview

Read and send emails & attachments

Viewing and sending emails is the foundation of any email viewer application. MSG Viewer lets you easily read and answer messages. Organize your personal and business emails, contacts and attachments all together in one place. If messages aren't sorted the way you like, you can delete, move and copy email files.

  • Display HTML, Rich Text Format, or plain text messages
  • Open .eml and .msg files without Outlook
  • Open healthy as well as corrupted .msg and .eml files
  • Reply, or Forward message files using your default email client
  • Share attachments with others using the printing and exporting features

Find a message or attachment

Looking to sensitive message or contact someone, but not certain which file or account you put it in, you'll be able to find it easily with a single click. MSG Viewer advanced search options helps you to quickly find items in .eml and .msg files.

  • Review highlighted keywords so you don't need to look for the search criteria
  • Refine your search using the boolean search operators and functions
  • Highly efficient search algorithms, you spend less time waiting for results
MSG EML Viewer: Filter Emails
MSG EML Viewer: Excel-like filtering, Instant search

Excel-like filtering, Instant search

Need to find an important message in a folder with your email files? Sort and filter your .eml and .msg files using the MSG Viewer Excel-like filtering interface. Your settings for sorting and arranging items in a Folder View apply until you change them.

Instant access to email headers and all message properties

Email is the most utilized form of communication for businesses and individuals nowadays, and it is often exposed to illegitimate uses. If you are a forensic investigator, you are probably need to be able to determine if an email files has or has not been falsified.

The first steps in any investigation are to identify all the potential sources of information. MSG files contain numerous metadata fields (MAPI properties) that can be useful for digital forensic analysis of emails.

MSG EML Viewer: .MSG file MAPI properties

Software Specification

Deploy and manage MSG Viewer across your company, no IT expertise required.

System Requirements

Hard Disk Space

100 MB of available disk space


1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)


1 GHz or faster processor

Operating System

Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Windows Server 2016/2012/2008 R2/2008/2003 R2/2003

Supported Versions

Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Outlook 2021/2019/2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/2002/2000/98 and 97
Outlook Express 6.0/5.5/5.0 and 4.0
Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise and other email applications

Software Download

Portable and Installer versions are available. Each of the downloads contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of MSG Viewer.

Setup Command-Line Options EULA

Software Delivery

All products are delivered electronically through online digital download or automated email.

Upgrade Policy

Free upgrades for one year from date of purchase.

Additional requirements

See Also

Boolean Search Syntax

This guide explains boolean search operators, functions and wildcards (AND, OR, NOT, ALL, ATLEASTONE, NEITHER, NOTALL, ?, *)

Sort and group email files and messages

Sort, arrange and group your email files and messages in a way that's helpful to you. For example, group by the name of the sender or the recipient and sort by the date of the email message, its size, and other options.