EML File Format

Primary Association Outlook Express
Developed By Microsoft Corporation
Category Document files
Application Supported Microsoft Corporation
File Type Electronic Mail
File Signature 46 72 6F 6D 3A 20
MIME Type message/rfc822

What is an EML File?

EML is a file extension which denotes single e-mail message that has been stored in a file. It contains plain ASCII text for the headers, hyper-links, and attachments. EML file extension also known as the RFC-822 format. The primary purpose of the EML file is for storing data offline and allow forwarding of email and their content.

Supportive Application of EML file

  • MS Outlook 2013
  • MS Outlook Express
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Mozilla Seamonkey

How to Create an EML file

.eml file can be created automatically by open email client such as Thunderbird and Windows Mail. Just drag and drop an email message from the list to the desktop.

Default Location
  • Window XP C:\Documents and settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
  • Vista and Win-7 C:\Users\UserName\AppsData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
  • Window-8 C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packges\Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps\LocalState\Indexed\LiveComm\Mail

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