Viewer makes it easy to open .EML files on iPad

Apple iPad users who depend on email may sometimes have a need to open .msg and .eml files. Sometimes email files types come as attachments in email messages.

We decided to try Klammer, the email file viewer app from Kupon B.G. that is available in Apple’s App Store.  Klammer says it will open Outlook .msg files, standard .eml files, and also winmail.dat files on your iPad. We purchased the app and took it for a spin on our iPad, testing its ability to open both eml and Outlook msg files.

To test Klammer,  we sent ourselves an email message containing a plethora of .eml and .msg files as attachments.

First we opened our email using the iPad’s Mail application.  The file attachments were immediately visible in the email. 


Eml files shown in Klammer app.
EML Files attached to our email message

To view the file attachments in Klammer, we simply touched the .eml file we wanted to view, pressing on it for a full two seconds.  iPad then opened a window asking us which application we wanted to use to open the file.  We choose Klammer.

Image shows Klammer icon in IOS.
Klammer app in IOS.

The .eml file immediately appeared rendered in full html formatting. Below is the result when we opened a promotional .eml file attachment in Klammer.



.eml file opened on iPad device.
EML file opened on iPad

In our tests, Klammer performed very well. We opened .msg files, .eml files, both with a mixture of text, and html formatting.  It opened every email we gave it without losing the formatting.

There’s not a lot of bells and whistles with Klammer. It does what it says: no more, and no less.

Klammer is a very simple app  for opening .msg and .eml email messages. It integrates logically within IOS.

When you first acquire Klammer, the cost is .99 cents. This allows you to open .eml files only. If you want to add .msg file capabilities to Klammer, the cost is an additional $1.99.  Despite the publisher’s statement to the contrary, some users people get confused about this, thinking that both file types are part of the 99 cent purchase.

If you are an iPad or iPhone users who need an easy way to open individual .eml or .msg files, Klammer is well worth the $2.99 investment. 

You can learn more about Klammer in the Apple App Store.



Image of Klammer app's about page.
Klammer app’s About page

Converting HTML Formatted .EML Email Files To .PNG, Other Image Formats

Archive .EML Files as PNG Image Files

Files with the .eml extension are RFC-822 formatted email messages. EML Viewer Pro is a tool for managing eml files, and converting them to different formats, including image files like PNG, GIF, TIF and BMP. 


Today’s tutorial will show you how to use EML Viewer Pro to convert a html email message into a PNG file.  Download and install the 15 day free trial of EML Viewer Pro so you can follow along.




EML Viewer Pro can display your .eml and .msg email files in a list.  It’s easy to scroll through this list and browse your emails. You can also search your emails and display those that meet your specified criteria, such as a date range, from a certain sender, or emails that match a search query.

In our example, I have a html formatted .eml file that contains an advertisement from a computer sales company. Selecting the message from EML Viewer Pro’s message list causes the email to display.



Main menu view of EML Viewer Pro software
HTML formatted .eml file displayed in EML Viewer Pro


To export this message to PNG format, I simply select the PNG export file from the drop down list in the toolbar.  It is possible to select many .eml files for conversion (type Ctrol-A to select all emails in the list).  To start the export operation from eml to png, I click the export button.



How to export eml file to PNG with EML Viewer Pro. Menu image.
Choose the PNG export profile and click the Export Button

The export button is the green down arrow that points to a yellow stack of paper (I drew a red arrow pointing to it in the above image).

The export operation will begin, and the email is formatted into a png file. The size of the png image file will vary with the length of the email.  In this example, you can see that the resulting PNG is quite long.  EML Viewer Pro has preserved the images and html formatting.  The email header information is included in the top of the image.



Example of .EML email file that has been converted to a PNG image
EML file converted to PNG

Converting EML email files to PNG or other images are a good way to preserve emails for sharing or archiving. Because many html formatted emails have images that are hosted remotely, the contents of the email are not downloaded until the email is displayed.  Saving the html email as a png file preserves a copy of the original message, and is not dependent upon the availability of a remote server. 

EML Viewer Pro is a versatile tool that helps you transform your emails into many different formats. In addition to PNG, you can also format emails to pdf, csv (Excel), html, mhtml, and others. Download a free trial today and see what EML Viewer Pro can do for you.