E-mail messages are one of the most convenient ways of communicating with others. They also contain important information. That’s why it is important to know how to open and read EML files in Outlook. In this article, we will show you how to open an EML file in Outlook using two different methods. But first, let’s take a look at what EML files are.
What Are EML Files?
EML (electronic mail) files are a type of document file commonly encountered on smartphones and computers. They are also called messages, e-mails, or emails. These documents are created to be viewed on mobile devices as well as computers. Unlike most other types of files in Outlook, EML files are not saved in the “Outbox” folder, but in the “Sent Items” folder instead.
Like most other types of files, the location of the “Sent Items” folder can vary between different Outlook accounts. For example, on an iCloud account, it is located in the “iCloud” account message space. On an Exchange account, this folder is located in the “Sent Items” folder. It also depends on the version of Outlook you are using. The version of Outlook you are currently using can be determined by opening Outlook and looking at the top right of the screen. If you see “Outlook” here, then you are using the latest version of Outlook. If you see the name of the version of Outlook you are using, then you are using an older version of Outlook.
The location of the “Sent Items” folder can also vary depending on the version of Windows you are using. For example, the latest version of Windows, Windows 10, also places this folder in the “C:\Users\username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Apps\Mail” folder. It is also possible that the location of this folder will be different on your computer than the one we have shown here.
The differences between EML files and DOCX files
The main difference between EML files and DOCX files is their format. The latter is a type of Microsoft Word document, while the former is more of a text file, often using plain text formatting. While both types of files can be read in Outlook, only DOCX files can be printed or saved out to a Microsoft Word document.
The main difference between these two types of files is that the EML format only offers basic formatting features, like basic fonts, font size, and styles. Some advanced features, like tables or images, will be stripped out of an EML file, which means you will have to insert these features manually in your document.
How to Open an EML File in Outlook
If you have an EML file that contains information that you would like to keep, a good option is to save it as a DOCX file instead. If you would like to change the format of this file, you can always do so using a simple format conversion program.
If that is not an option for whatever reason, you can always use one of the two methods we show here to open an EML file in Outlook.
Pros and cons of using EMLs in Outlook
The main benefit of using an EML file in Outlook is that it saves you from creating entirely new documents. However, you will have to remember to save these EML files as DOCX files instead, which means that you will also have to remember to save them as a Microsoft Word document.
Most other EML file formats, like DOCX files, can be easily converted to other file types. The main disadvantage of using EML files is that they lack basic document formatting, such as tables and images.
An EML file is a type of file that can be opened in Outlook. It is a convenient way of sending and receiving information quickly and easily. Although they lack some advanced formatting options, they are easy to read and edit.
Since they are saved as messages, they can often be read on mobile devices as well. This means that you can always have your information at hand, no matter where you are.
There are two ways to open an EML file in Outlook. You have the option of converting it to a DOCX file, or manually inserting all of the necessary formatting to make it compatible with Outlook. To open an EML file in Outlook, you will first have to decide for yourself which method is best for you.