I need to view a .msg file. It is an email from Microsoft Outlook. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
Looks like the best thing to do is to convert them to an eml file using this script:
It's not pretty, it's not gui based, but it'll work.
I am on Ubuntu 15.10 and matijs'es msgconvert script seems to be available in the repos now. after running:
sudo apt-get install libemail-outlook-message-perl libemail-localdelivery-perl libemail-sender-perl
I can now now run
to convert the messages entirely with tools from the repos.
Open it with MsgViewer http://sourceforge.net/projects/msgviewer/
wget -O MSGViewer.zip http://sourceforge.net/projects/msgviewer/files/latest/download unzip MSGViewer.zip cd MSGViewer-1.9 java -jar MSGViewer.jar
now, just drag'n'drop the msg file to the program window to have its contents displayed.
I found after install msgconvert that msgconvert wasn't installed when I ran the command. Rather than faff about trying to debug it, I did this. Done in less than a minute. http://www.zamzar.com/convert/msg-to-pdf/
You can use ruby-msg ruby gem for that purposes. So:
Install ruby and rubygems:
# apt-get install rubygems gem
Install the gem:
# gem install ruby-msg
Then use the "mapitool" utility:
$ mapitool -i test.msg
In some cases you can sporadically get the exception:
/usr/local/share/gems/gems/ruby-msg-1.5.2/lib/mapi/mime.rb:109:in `join': incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and ASCII-8BIT (Encoding::CompatibilityError)
So just fix the following file lib/mapi/mime.rb with the following regexp:
sed 's/part.to_s(opts)/part.to_s(opts).encode("UTF-8", :invalid=>:replace, :undef => :replace, :replace => "")/' -i /usr/local/share/gems/gems/ruby-msg-1.5.2/lib/mapi/mime.rb
With SeaMonkey program, Link please see below: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
You can try using an online viewer such as:
It displays the .msg message, provides download links for the attachments, shows the headers, and converts the file to .eml.