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Someone send me a .msg file skype, and somehow I just can't open this in Ubuntu

Is there a app in which I can open this file?

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This could be many things...what type is this file? There are several different programs using the msg extension. –  Bobby Jan 22 '10 at 13:11

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Try running this command in a terminal to identify the type of file:

$ file foo.msg

The output should tell you what type of file it is. If it's a text file of some kind, you can open it in gedit or your favorite text editor.

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obviously, replace "foo.msg" with the name of your .msg file. –  quack quixote Jan 22 '10 at 13:46
It gives Composite Document File V2 Document, No summary info and is an Outlook file for emails. See also How do I view an Outlook .msg file? –  moose Jun 5 '13 at 4:46

.msg is probably a outlook E-mail file (content, headers and attachments preserved). Perhaps Evolution or Thunderbird may be able to open it... I'm not sure

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You can open it using "Open saved message" in File menu in Thunderbird. It doesn't work in 100% but in most cases you can see almost entire message. Otherwise you can try method described here: link text

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Try this link : http://www.coolutils.com/Online-Mail-Converter.php

I came to this post searching for an answer, found the above link which did the job for me. Hence wanted to share here.

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