Open EML Files in Windows

Windows: Manually open EML files


Here’s how you can open an EML file if there are more than one EML viewer on your computer.

  1. Start Windows File Explorer to locate the EML file that you wish to open.
  2. Right-click on the EML file to open With.
  3. Choose Mail or Windows Mail. The file will open in Windows’ email program.

To open EML files in Windows, change the default program


Windows allows you to choose which program will open the EML file by double-clicking it. This is useful if the EML file you want to open will not open in another program. You can modify the file association at anytime.

  1. Enter default in the Windows Search field.
  2. Select Default App Settings or Default Programs.
  3. Select Use Default Apps of Type or Assemble a File Type with a Programm
  4. Select EML from the list of file formats.
  5. To make it the default, select Mail or Windows Mail from the list.

EML files can be opened by several programs on your computer. Mozilla Thunderbird can open EML files instead of Windows email clients.