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How can I open eml files with Outlook?

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Anonymous asks:

How can I open eml files with Outlook?

You used to be able to double click on an eml file and have it open in Outlook. Microsoft changed this behaviour in Win 7 and now wants Windows Live Mail to open .eml files. However, many die hard Outlook users don't have Live Mail installed, so it doesn't work.

There are a number of ways to fix that and I've given links below, but all of the fixes seem to deal with Win 7 or 8. I could not find anything for Win 2008 Server, which is what this person is having trouble with. I would have thought that changing the file association would work, but he insists it does not..

I also don't understand why the fixes below mention registry changes - again, I would expect changing file associations would be enough. I don't have Outlook on my Windows 8 machine, but I was able to change eml files to open with Wordpad without resorting to registry changes.

Changing file association Win 8

How do I get Outlook 2007 to read .eml files and attachments?

How to open .eml files in Windows 7?

Configuring file associations in Windows 8.1

Opening eml-files with Outlook

Change which programs Windows uses by default

Changing File Type Association in Windows Server 2008

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