MessageViewer Lite 4.5 Is Released

MessageViewer Lite is an easy to use email viewer for .eml, .msg and .mht files. Designed to be a very simple way for non-technical users to click on an email and have it open, MessageViewer Lite has found favor with busy system administrators.  If you just want to click on an .eml and .msg file and have it accurately rendered each time, then MessageViewer Lite is for you.

MessageViewer Lite provides access to email file attachments, supports printing, is switchable between viewing in html or text. MessageViewer Lite is well known for its ability to display even the most complex Outlook email messages, such as those with embedded OLE objects, smartart, and embedded images. Hundreds of non-standard formatting exceptions have been culled from the wild and incorporated directly into MessageViewer Lite, making it probably the most accurate email rendering tools ever.

On the outside, MessageViewer Lite retains its clean and simple look in version 4.5, but under the hood are several important enhancements in the software’s email parsing engine and enhanced stability, making this a maintenance release recommended for all customers.

Image shows main screen of MessageViewer Lite .eml .msg file viewer
MessageViewer Lite .eml viewer, main screen.

Close up of MessageViewer Lite file menu.
File Menu

Below are some of the enhancements you’ll find in version 4.5.

– Fixed installer command line switch PIDKEY on Terminal Server
– Fixed printing in Plain Text mode on Windows 8
– Reduced installer size
– Assigning a default name for unnamed attachments
– Improved transport header parsing for EML files
– Fixed issue on Win8 64-bit that could cause app to lock
– MIME 1.0 parser enhanced according to RFC 2047: The 8-bit hexadecimal value 20 (e.g., ISO-8859-1 SPACE) may be represented as “_” (underscore, ASCII 95.)
– Fixed issue with displaying of MHT files
– EML parser: support for multiline attachment filenames
– EML parser: improved non-standard “Date” decoding
– EML parser: improved non-standard recipients list decoding
– Following user initiated links in messages
– Fixed: application hangs on opening a specific EML message

How to install MessageViewer Lite

Download a free trial of MessageViewer Lite 4.5 from the product’s home page. Click on the zip file to reveal the contents inside. You will see the files in the package listed as below.   Click on “MsgViewer Lite.exe” to start the software. You will then see a message from Windows stating that this software has been signed by the publisher, Encryptomatic LLC. If you do not see this notice from Windows, do not install the software, and contact the publisher for more information.

MessageViewer Lite Installation Files For Windows OS.
MessageViewer Lite installation package files

Running MsgViewerLite.exe will start the installer. A special note for System administrators: a .msg version of the installer is available, and you are invited to contact Encryptomatic LLC support to receive it.

Follow the prompts to complete the installation. It should only take a few minutes for everything to complete. The images below show the steps that will appear as the installer package runs.

MessageViewer Lite .eml viewer installer screen 1
MessageViewer Lite Installer

MessageViewer Lite .eml viewer licence agreement
MessageViewer Lite EULA
Select the folder where the .eml viewer should be installed on your Windows computer.
Select folder to install MessageViewer Lite
Install MessageViewer Lite .eml .msg file viewer.
Ready to Install MessageViewer Lite

Image shows .eml viewer installation process underway.
Installing MessageViewer Lite

Installation Completed Successfully.

Command line parameters

MessageViewer Lite also has some limited options for opening and printing .eml files from the command line. It’s also possible to set update policy with a command line switch.

Opening .eml an d.msg messages from the commandline

MessageViewer.exe <filename>

MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg”
MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” -t

Printing .eml or .msg emails from Windows commandline

/PRINT <filename> (or -p <filename>) – allows to print specified message to default printer.

MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” -p
MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” /PRINT
MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” /PRINT /TEXT

Working with Plain text or Formatted text.

/TEXT <filename> (or -t <filename>) – allows to work with plain text format for specified message;
/FORMATTED <filename> (or -f <filename>) – allows to work with formatted text for specified message. This option is set by default.

MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” -p -t
MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” -p -f
MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” /PRINT /TEXT
MessageViewer.exe “c:my emailstest.msg” /PRINT /FORMATTED

Updating and update settings.

UPDATE_POLICY=”Never” | “Ask” | “Auto”

Troubleshooting and logging.

MessageViewer.exe -log
MsgViewerLite.exe – log MVLiteLOG.txt

Options for update policy:
· Never – Set ‘Do not check for updates automatically’ options in ‘Updates Options’ dialog;
· Ask – Set ‘Check and prompt me to download and install the updates’ options in ‘Updates Options’ dialog. This option is set by default;
· Auto – Set ‘Check and automatically download and install’ options in ‘Updates Options’ dialog..

msiexec /i MsgViewerLite-x.x.x.xxxx.msi UPDATE_POLICY=”Never”

Thanks for reading. If you have any difficult installing MessageViewer Lite, contact the support team for help.

How to Export Email Addresses From .Eml Files To CSV/Excel?

 .Eml files are text files that contain individual email messages. They have been formatted in a special manner that is described in a standards document called RFC-822.   Software that understands this text encoding can display the contents of the email message, including file attachments (yes, even binary files are encoded as text in an .eml file).  Virtually any standard email client can open .eml files, including Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, etc.

While email clients can open individual .eml files, they fall short when it comes to searching and managing a directory filled with hundreds or thousands of these files.  EML Viewer Pro is a specialized viewer for both .eml and Outlook .msg files. It lets you analyze the contents of thousands of .eml files and even convert them to different formats. 

Saving Email Addresses in .Eml Eiles to .CSV Format

A customer wrote us recently and said that when she decided to leave her ISP’s email service for Gmail, the only way she could take her emails with her was to download them as a large batch of .eml files. She then wanted to create a list of her email contacts.  To accomplish this, she used EML Viewer Pro to export the email messages to a comma separated values (.CSV) file which she could then import into Microsoft Excel.

Here are the steps you can take to save email addresses from .eml files into an Excel spreadsheet. 

First, download a trial of EML Viewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro). You can use the free trial for 15 days.

Then, select the folder where your .eml email files are stored. This can be a local, network or cloud folder, as long as it appears in your Windows folder structure.  When the folder is selected, EML Viewer Pro will read in the email messages and display them in a list. 

You can use the sort and search functions to find emails that are important to you.

Form for searching your .eml email files.
EML Search Window

Any .eml files that match your search query will appear in the list. You can select messages to export individually, or you can select all of them. To select all, type “Ctrol-A.”

The final step is to tell EML Viewer Pro the format that we want to export the selected .eml files to. In this case, we want to collect the email addresses from our .eml files, so we’ll tell EML Viewer Pro to convert the selected emails into a .CSV file.   To do this, look to the toolbar, and select the export profile called “CSV,” then click the yellow and green Export button to start the operation.

Animated gif shows how to select the Eml to CSV export profile in EmlViewer Pro software for MS Windows.
Select CSV export profile.

EML Viewer Pro will begin converting your .eml emails into an organized .CSV file. Various fields will be copied from the .eml file into corresponding columns in the .CSV file.

In this image, we have opened the CSV file in Microsoft Office Excel.  The email content is now fully available to be analyzed and manipulated in Excel.

creen image of MS Excel with email content imported from CSV file.
CSV File with Email Content Imorted to MS Excel

If you are converting thousand of emails, it may take it several minutes to complete the operation.  At the end, you’ll have a .csv file that has the main email data fields separated into into columns.  Use Excel’s de-duplication function to remove any duplicate email addresses.

That’s all there is to it!  Download your EML Viewer Pro free trial from here.