How to forward mail as attachment in EML format in MS Outlook 2010?

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-20
This is using a MS Outlook 2010. There is a client rule created to forward all mails as an attachment to a specific email address. The problem is, the default setting is all the attachement forwarded are in msg format. Is there a way to change it to eml?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:MezzutOzil
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    by:Satish Auti
    You can try to Turn Word on or off as your e-mail editor or viewer. If its MS Word then removed it to default. then try sending mail.

    Author Comment

    Hi Auti,

    Please show step-by-step
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    by:Satish Auti
    LVL 47

    Expert Comment

    If you are using Outlook 2010 You cannot turn word off as your default mail editor
    This option was only available in Outlook 2003 and earlier

    Outlook 2007 and 2010 was updated to only use word for the Email Editor

    Outlook uses unicode message format
    Being So Outlook Email Messages are only saved as .MSG

    An .EML message type is one used not By Outlook  2007/2010 but by Outlook Express
    or Thunderbird

    These are completly different email clients

    So to achieve your goal

    You will need to eigther import your mail into one of the emails clients
    Save the emails as .eml, then re-attach them in an outlook 2007/2010 email and send

    Alternatively you can use a Mail Conversion Tool to covert the .msg files to .eml
    once done they can be sent as attachemnts in outlook

    To do this have a look at MessageExport or MessageSave for Outlook

    Alternativley you can just google .msg to .eml conversion tools
    There are many many out there

    Author Comment

    Hi Apache09,

    To use the converter to change the format MANUALLY is not a problem. But, how about automate the process without human intervention?
    LVL 47

    Accepted Solution

    Unfortuantley there is no built in functionality in OUtlook to automate or do this

    Only way around it would be for both the Sender and recipient to use Outlook Express, ThunderBird or any mail client who default mail type is .eml

    Author Closing Comment


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Use these top 10 tips to master the art of email signature design. Create an email signature design that will easily wow recipients, promote your brand and highlight your professionalism.
    Check out this infographic on what you need to make a good email signature that will work perfectly for your organization.
    In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
    To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…

    761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    12 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now