outlook emails

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   We are switching to gmail in our office from exchange and there are some folders on our server with files that are outlook emails. Is there a way to save these as text files or open them without outlook?  Any help you can give me would be great!
dillonconsultingAsked:
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ForrorCommented:
You could import them to a folder with the same name in your google mail account setup, assuming you are going the google apps route and all.
There is a migration tool for Exchange > Gmail  here:  http://tools.google.com/dlpage/outlookmigration

Should be able to import any .pst files from Exchange into your google apps accounts. etc.
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
Forror
  The files are not pst files they are just e-mails with the extension .eml
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James HIT DirectorCommented:
If they are just .eml files residing on your hard drive, just change the file extension to .txt and it will retain the ASCII format.
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
I tired to rename the email and you can see the test but there is all sorts of unreadable characters before the email.  
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
If I save it as HTML is is more readable but there is still text like this

"ÿ@ŸA¯B¿9F9Ý0ßH?:O;_á‘0god› ÚS$°všÐ\A'p„("

and the top and bottom of the e-mail.  
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
Sorry the extension is .msg
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Hendrik WieseInformation Security ManagerCommented:
Have you tried saving them as .msg as suggested in dillonconsulting's last post?

What is the reasoning behind the specific text file format? Most mail applications will be able to open the .msg format, so I would say that would be the best route.
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
We are switching to gmail in our office from exchange and there are some folders on our server with files that are outlook emails they are saved at .msg right now and I just want them to be saved at .txt files because I don't want to any email application to open them.  If there just isn't a way let me know  
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
I found an app on source forge that will work called msg text.  I makes the html file, the text file and removes the attachments.  

http://sourceforge.net/directory/os:windows/?q=msg+opener
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dillonconsultingAuthor Commented:
The app I found is great!
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