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By whyjillwhy ·
Does anyone know if there is something like an Outlook Viewer (similar to a PowerPoint viewer), where you can view Outlook files without having Outlook?

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by sharon In reply to Outlook Viewer

Outlook web access

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by whyjillwhy In reply to Outlook Viewer

No. It has to go on a CD.

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by scott.heath In reply to Outlook Viewer

you mean when you save .MSG files? Or are ypu trying to view mail on exchange server? Please let me know.

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by whyjillwhy In reply to Outlook Viewer

I have a user who wants to save some emails on a CD for future reference. However, he doesn't know if he will have Outlook in the future, so we want to figure a way for him to view the emails. I know we can convert them to some sort of text file, but that will be extremely ugly and hard to manage. I was thinking if there were a viewer (like there is for PowerPoint) that would solve the problem.

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by scott.heath In reply to Outlook Viewer

This is the only site I could find that had a client that opened PSTs.

http://www.mailnavigator.com/mailnavigator.html

I think most email clients allow for the importation of a PST though, so whatever he is using in the future is likely to be able to open a PST. You might double check this, but I believe Outlook Express will import a PST (although you can just "view" the contents") and one would be able to access the email that way.

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by whyjillwhy In reply to Outlook Viewer

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by Oz_Media In reply to Outlook Viewer

http:www.ornic.com has several advanced RULES that will automatically create and save msg file to hard disk or CDROM (normal rules require a folder to save to).
These messages will still be in MSG encoded format though. I have looked but cannot find a specific viewer such as the PPViewer. Like you say, you can save as txt files but yuck!

You can write a script in C that will convert them to MIME. I can't get C++ code to work but if you kow Python I can help with that code too.

Unlessyou write code, I can't really help with a viewer but if you do write code, POST back and I'll offer a few C or Python snippets for you to save them as MIME formatted messages..

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by whyjillwhy In reply to Outlook Viewer

Thanks, Oz. My C++ is a bit rusty, though I got an A in school, way back when. :) I appreciate the answer, though.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Outlook Viewer

I found a zip utility that also has a viewer for Outlook, I didn't loko at pricing or anything but there is a trial download if you want a look.
http://tinyurl.com/h01u

I assume you have looked at the MSOutlook Import/Export viewers, I think youmay get better conversions if converting to txt or csv formats.
http://tinyurl.com/h02z

There are also quite a few PST viewers for Outlook available. You probably want a pst viewer as opposed to msg viewer.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Outlook Viewer

NEED NO SOFTWARE or use a
PST READER
"If you want to simply extract messages from the pst archives of MS Outlook programs, load the mail folders from MailNavigator, and then export the messages in ASCII format or in the format RFC-822. To do this you should use the menu command: Message | Save as... and choose ASCII."

I think this will do it,
http://tinyurl.com/h049

However, you can export to ASCII right from Outlook without the need for specialized software.
If he doesn't use Outllokin the future, his new email client can probably import or simply open ASCII formatted mail. I think this is your best bet, and no software is needed. You can download ASCII viewers if needed.
Good luck.

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