.EML File Extension

Email Message

EML file format specifications are available as per RFC 822 Standard Format. The EML file is supported on 4 operating systems. EML files contain email content with properties like subject, recipients,...

General Information

Title EML File Extension
Extension .eml
Full Form Email Message
File Type Email Format
Developer Microsoft Corporation
MIME Type message/rfc822

File Function

Primary Function Store email
Additional Functions Save headers, Save body, Save attachments
Features Readable, MIME support

File Characteristics

Quality Text-based
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Email Archiving Yes
Data Migration Yes
Forensic Analysis Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious code, Phishing
Best Practices Scan attachments, Verify sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1980s
Latest Version Continuously updated

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .msg, .pst, .mbox

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Outlook Paid Windows, Mac
Mozilla Thunderbird Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Apple Mail Free Mac