MSG File

MSG is a one of the most popular file extensions used by MS Outlook and Exchange. The file format holds Outlook data including notes, contacts, journals, messages and attachments. It is widely accepted file extension for personal and professional purpose. People like to use MSG to store and manage their emails. MSG is highly compatible with all major versions of Outlook including 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. It works with Windows operating systems like XP, Vista, 8 and 10. An .msg file cannot be opened in Apple Mail, Thunderbird, WLM and other email clients. If users are thinking to change from Outlook to Apple Mail, Outlook to Thunderbird or any other email client, conversion is must. MSG to EML, MSG to MBOX, MSG to PST, MSG to OST and many other advanced software are available to make MSG files compatible for the email client you thinking to convert. Search online to find your suitable MSG Converter.

Open the MSG files without Outlook

There are 3 ways to open an MSG file without installation of Outlook. You all know that MSG files are designed to be opened in Outlook but you can read a MSG file in the absence of Outlook.

Using a Text Editor

Use the Text Editor which is installed on your system to view their contents. Navigate the MSG file that you would like to open. Right-click the file and choose “Open-with”. The text editor depends on the operating system you are using. For Windows, select “Notepad” to read the MSG file. For Mac, choose “TextEdit” to view the file.

Install MSG Reader Program or Conversion

There are many freeware MSG readers that allow you read MSG files on Windows, Linux and Mac. Get license for MSG Converter to convert MSG to the desired file format where you can read these files.

Converting MSG to PDF

PDF is an independent file extension, doesn't require installation of any third tool to read such files. If you convert your MSG file to PDF format, it will be possible to access the PDF to any system. Search online for the tool or the site that offers MSG to PDF converter. Try the tool to make the MSG data reader friendly.