Files with msg file extension can be commonly found as email message documents, typically saved by one of the available email clients.

There are 3 other file types using
the MSG file extension!

msg icon.msg - FoxPro FoxDoc message

empty icon.msg - OS/2 help message

empty icon.msg - SmartWare intro display file

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Software that open msg file

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MSG file extension - Saved email message file

What is msg file? How to open msg files?

File type specification:

Email related data file type icon Email related data file type

The msg file extension is commonly used for files that contain complete save of email message from a client.

These files are used in various e-mail management programs and clients such as Windows Mail, Pegasus Mails etc.

The msg file can either contain only text, or complete saved message with pictures and other elements in HTML format.

The msg file extension was also used in old program for DOS called OzWin for e-mail message.

The default software associated to open msg file:

Microsoft Outlook icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Outlook  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook is e-mail management tool and personal information manager distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Outlook integrates e-mail application, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking in to one application.

Microsoft Outlook is used as a stand-alone application and also can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

The predecessor of Outlook was called Schedule+. The newest version is called Outlook 2016.

Outlook MSG Viewer icon

Outlook MSG Viewer  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Element TwentySix

Outlook MSG Viewer is able to open otherwise incompatible Outlook MSG files on your Mac with no extra steps or conversions. It is also able to transform msg files to Apple Mail eml files.

Help how to open:

Use your e-mail client to work with the *.msg files.

How to convert:

It is likely that *.msg email messages can be exported and saved to several other text based format.

Find conversions from msg file:

msg to csv

msg to doc

msg to eml

msg to mp3

msg to pages

msg to pdf

msg to txt

Find converter to msg file type:

doc to msg

eml to msg

ost to msg

pdf to msg

txt to msg

List of software applications associated to the .msg file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open msg file, edit msg file, convert msg file, view msg file, play msg file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting msg files.

Software that open msg file - Saved email message file

Programs supporting the exension msg on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open msg file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with msg file by default:
Microsoft Outlook small icon Microsoft Outlook
Other suggested software:
Pegasus Mail small icon Pegasus Mail
Aid4Mail small icon Aid4Mail
PstViewer Pro (EML Viewer Pro)
SeaMonkey small icon SeaMonkey
Windows Mail small icon Windows Mail
Windows Live Mail small icon Windows Live Mail

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with msg file by default:
Outlook MSG Viewer small icon Outlook MSG Viewer
Other suggested software:
Seamonkey for Mac small icon Seamonkey for Mac

Other operating systems or devices:

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