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 is an MS-Outlook format. There is a command line tool called MSGConvert (see www.matijs.net/software/msgconv) which converts .msg files into .eml. You can open those with Thunderbird or Evolution. On Ubuntu you should be able to install the tool using
sudo apt-get install libemail-outlook-message-perl libemail-sender-perl
from a command line. Use
to convert every file in a directory at once. MSGConvert will produce copies of your .msg-files with the suffix .msg.eml. Regardless, your friend should learn how to send content properly.
It's not perfect but you can import
.msg file with Mozilla Thunderbird (it works with on 52.1.1 on my Linux Mint). I had some encoding error but you can globally read the content.
In Thunderbird you click on File > Open > Saved message and select your
I ran across such a file as well (provided to me by a colleague who saved an email message in Microsoft Outlook).
file(1) identifies the .msg file like so:
foo.msg: Composite Document File V2 Document
Georg Jung's answer regarding Matijs van Zuijlen's perl-based
msgconvert(1) utility steered me in the right direction. Although my system does not at the time of this writing have the msgconvert utility packaged, the install instructions on Matijs' web page indicate using
cpan as one way to install it:
cpan -i Email::Outlook::Message
The cpan URL is http://search.cpan.org/dist/Email-Outlook-Message/
Hie, Even though there are a lot of Answers available but not of them are simple and easy to use so I am posting this Answer.
Use Microsoft one drive to open .msg files online via browser
Sign in to your Microsoft onedrive account and upload the .msg file. After upload, you can click on it to view the file contents.
and advantage over other answers is you won't be sharing your file with third party file converters.
Note: This method is Non-OS specific and can be applied in any OS.
Try this link: https://www.coolutils.com/online/Mail-Converter/
I came to this post searching for an answer, found the above link which did the job for me. Hence wanted to share here.
If you are concerned about privacy, you can buy their desktop version and convert it.
Another free and cross-platform tool for extracting the contents of an Outlook msg file from the command line is msg-extractor.
docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/mails --user $UID: lequoctuan/msgconvert my-file.msg # takes a minute ... cat my-file.eml