An nws file extension is used for Microsoft Outlook Express news message files.

There is one other file type using
the NWS file extension!

empty icon.nws - Creatacard data

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Software that open nws file

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NWS file extension - Microsoft Outlook Express news message

What is nws file? How to open nws files?

File type specification:

Email related data file type icon Email related data file type

nws file icon: nws filetype icon

The nws file extension is associated with Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Mail and Windows Live Mail e-mail and news clients included with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows.

The last version named Windows Live Mail is downloadable from Microsoft Live website.

The nws files contain Internet News Messages in HTML or Plain text format.

MIME types:

Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open nws file:

Windows Live Mail icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Live Mail  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows Live Mail is an e-mail client for Microsoft Windows. It is available in Microsoft Windows Live products. Windows Live Mail is successor for Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail. It is more advanced then its predecessors and takes new features based on Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Windows Live Mail is available only for Microsoft Windows.

Windows Live Mail will be discontinued in on January 10, 2017!

Microsoft Outlook Express icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Outlook Express  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client distributed with Internet Explorer from version 4.0 to version 6.0. It is also pre-installed in several versions of Microsoft Windows, from Windows 98 to Windows XP.

Outlook Express is user-friendly and easy to use application, which supports standard POP, IMAP accounts, composing rich HTML e-mails, e-mail encryption, privacy protection, malware protection, e-mail sorting etc.

In Windows Vista is Outlook Express replaced with Windows Mail.

Windows Mail icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Mail  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows Mail is default e-mail client installed in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

Help how to open:

Use Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail to open *.nws file.

How to convert:

Use Aid4Mail to transform *.nws files to other formats.

Find conversions from nws file:

nws to eml

List of software applications associated to the .nws 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 nws file, edit nws file, convert nws file, view nws file, play nws 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 nws files.

Software that open nws file - Microsoft Outlook Express news message

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with nws file by default:
Windows Live Mail small icon Windows Live Mail
Microsoft Outlook Express small icon Microsoft Outlook Express
Windows Mail small icon Windows Mail
Other suggested software:
Aid4Mail small icon Aid4Mail

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