Open .EML Files with EML Viewer Lite

Screen shot of msg-to-eml conversion software.

  Eml Viewer Lite for .eml File Management

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Main menu of .eml viewer lite
EmlViewer Pro email viewer.

EML Viewer Lite is a Windows email viewer that opens .eml, .msg, .pst, .msg and .mht files.

You can use EML Viewer Lite (which is also marketed as Pst Viewer Lite) to open an individual .eml file, or a directory filled with thousands of .eml files.

EML Viewer Lite will render your .eml email files in full HTML format, or as text.

Email file attachments are accessible through EML Viewer Lite. Open file attachments by clicking on them, drag and drop them to your desktop, or right lick on them and save them to to your hard drive.

If you click on an .eml file in the email list, it will render in the viewing pane. Double click on the email in the list to open it in a full screen view.

Individual .EML files may be printed or converted to other formats such as PDF, Outlook .msg, .mht, .jpg, .gif, .tif, and others.

EmlViewer Lite functions in toolbar.
.EML Viewer Lite Toolbar

The EML Viewer Lite toolbar puts several important functions within convenient reach.  Click the folder icon to select the location of your .eml or .msg files.

A print function let you print a copy of any .eml file with a single click.

Reply, Reply All, and Forward functions let you answer email messages using your existing email client software.

The spyglass icon provides a powerful search function so that you can search through directories of .eml files, filtering the results by advanced search criteria.

Searching .eml files with the search window.
Search .eml files

EML Viewer Lite’s Menus

Eml Viewer Lite menus.
File Menu Options

The File menu’s Settings option lets users select different language menus, including English, Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, and Arabic.

The Associations option allows users to associate Eml Viewer Lite with different file types, such as .eml, .mht, .mhtml, .msg, .pst, and .ost. It’s very simple to change your Windows file settings at any time by just checking the appropriate boxes.

How to set email file associations in MS Windows.
Email file associations.

Display .eml files in plain text body.Moving on to EML Viewer Lite’s View menu, there are several useful options that control how the software functions. Selecting  “Use plain text body” will put EML Viewer Pro into text mode. All emails will only be shown as text, rather than html.

Other functions can be used to turn parts of the software on or off. For example, you can remove the explorer tree or favorites tree windows from the user interface of Eml Viewer Lite.

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Check for Updates

The Help menu provides access to EML Viewer Lite’s Help file.

Start Logging will force the logging function on, creating a text log file. This function allows our support team to understand any issues that you experience.

Check for updates will check our server to see if a newer version of EML Viewer Lite is available for you to download.

Update Settings allows you to configure an automatic update check.

Selecting “About”  will reveal the exact version number and build of your EML Viewer Lite software.

Advanced .EML Viewer Properties

EML Viewer Lite has functions for advanced users.
System administrators can silently install EML Viewer Lite to all users, providing serial key registration on the command line.

With .EML Viewer Lite, you can view the message transport header of email that has been sent over the internet. This is often very useful when it is necessary to determine the validity or originator of a .eml file.

Email transport header displayed as text in a viewing window.
View the message transport header of a .eml file

For Outlook .msg files, you can view a complete list of MAPI properties with EML Viewer Lite.

The values of MAPI property fields are displayed for an Outlook .msg file.
View MAPI Properties of an .msg file

Installing EML Viewer Lite.

Installing EML Viewer Lite is a very straightfoward experience. We will walk you through the installation process during the remainder of this article.

First, download a free trial of EML Viewer Lite (also marketed as Pst Viewer Lite).  Open the .zip file, and then click on the .exe file to begin the installer.

Image shows "Welcome to the EmlViewer Lite Setup Wizard."
Welcome to the installation Wizard
EmlViewer Lite EULA license agreement. Accept and continue with installation.
Eml Viewer Lite EULA
The installation process begins for EmlViewer Lite. A progress bar is displayed on screen.
Installation Process Begins
Installation of Eml Viewer Lite is completed.
Eml Viewer Lite Installation Completes

Enterprise deployment of Eml Viewer Lite

Eml Viewer Lite installation files support all msiexec command-line options. For importing profiles via command line, please see the Profile deployment topic in the .Eml viewer lite Help file.

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options

</package | /i> <Product.msi>

Installs or configures a product

/a <Product.msi>

Administrative install – Installs a product on the network

/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Quiet mode, no user interaction


Unattended mode – progress bar only

/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>

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