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Cannot open .eml attachement in Outlook 2003 SP3

Posted on 2007-11-21
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I recently have found that all .eml attachments cannot be opened, nor are they displayed in the thread of an email.  If I forward them over to a Lotus Notes account that I have, I can see them embedded in the email body.

I would like them to appear in Outlook as part of the message body (or at least be able to Right-Click and Open them)

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Question by:wvnesmith
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by:war1
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Hello wvnesmith,

.EML file is an Outlook Express email format.  You can save the attachment as file. Then drag and drop them into Outlook Express preview pane to open them.

You can import an eml file into Outlook
http://bitdaddys.com/Import-EML-To-Outlook.html

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:wvnesmith
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The .eml file got into the email because, I am assuming, Outlook 2003 did not include the forwarded email body as a part of the forward email to me.
Friend A sent an email to Friend B
Friend B forwarded it to me.
Friend A's email is not included in the body but is convereted to a .eml file.
Is it normal that I need to detach, save, reimport the email from Friend A?

This sounds off norm.
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war1 earned 125 total points
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It depends on how Friend B forward the email to you.  If forwarded as attachment, you will get an attachment. If forwarded as inline, you will see the email inline. Ask your friend to forward attachment inline.
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by:exchnerd
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Hello wvnesmith
I am experiencing a similar issue. I have an .eml file and would like to open it using outlook 2003/2005/2007. (programmatically). Did you find a solutionfor this at all?
One suggested me to use the command line param - /f but that does not seem to work, even manually for me.
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