Outlook MSG Viewer for Mac

Outlook MSG Viewer for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (The trial version allows you to test that your Outlook .msg files can be decoded (crippled with time delays; attachments are not converted).); $9.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Outlook MSG Viewer for Mac makes it possible for you to open otherwise incompatible Outlook MSG files on your Mac with no extra steps or conversions. All you have to do is install the program, and you'll immediately be able to access messages that just showed up as a jumbled mess previously.


Quick access: With this program in place, you can access MSG files quickly. It delivers on its promise of producing legible messages on your Mac from otherwise unreadable files.

Attachments and batches: This program will also convert original attachments to messages it opens, so you can see all of the information the sender included quickly. And it supports batch processing of files, so you don't have to go through and open each message individually.


Uninviting interface: This app's interface is not at all accessible to inexperienced users. It mostly consists of pop-up dialog windows containing technically-worded information with no explanation.

No help: The User Manual link in this program really just takes you to the app's sales page. Here you'll find all the information about what the app can do, but not how to use it once you have it installed. The FAQs page is more of the same, so your only real option for help is to email support. But there is nothing resembling a Quick Start Guide or anything like that.

Bottom Line

Outlook MSG Viewer does make it possible to view MSG files on your Mac. It could be easier to use, but it performs its stated function well. The trial version of the program includes a 20-second delay before opening each message, and you can remove this limitation with a purchase of $9.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Outlook MSG Viewer for Mac 2.1.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Trial version almost unusable"

June 01, 2014  |  By jonusa123

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.1


It seems the product may work, but with a 20 second delay to open one message, it's not worth the aggravation.


Trial version requires you wait 20 seconds with a message to purchase product flashing on your screen, before a .msg file will open.


If a true free trial I would have purchased the product, but with gimmicky way its handled, it makes me think once I purchase I will be hit up for other fees down the road. I deleted file off my mac and will look for another solution.

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5 stars

"A real lifesaver! So glad I found this software!"

March 11, 2014  |  By sphinxy53

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.1


Seamlessly allows you to view files that were in Outlook under new Mac formats. I was unable to see any of my old emails without opening up Windows and going through gyrations. Seriously had issues regarding the wisdom of my changeover to Mac.... It works perfectly!


Can't think of any. The customer service is also great. I wasn't sure how to make it work and when I sent an email asking I got a clear and rapid reply. Great work!


If you have switched from PC to Mac you cannot live without this terrific little program! I recommended this to all my friends - whether or not they asked!!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1
  • improved handling of inline RTF display as well as inline attachments (more reliable in many cases, and added internationalization support)
  • added support for decoding of compressed RTF within vCards, which is now stored in text format within the vCard itself. You may wish to re-process your contact files since additional information may be included that was not converted by earlier versions.
  • fixed bug in vCard output that prevented embedded photos from being read
  • fixed bug where certain vCards (e.g., those processed by CardScan) were not recognized
  • added option to suppress additional file output (e.g., JPG or RTF files) when processing vCards (default: disabled)
Publisher Element TwentySix
Publisher web site http://www.element26.net/
Release Date March 09, 2014
Date Added March 10, 2014
Version 2.1
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.21MB
File Name OutlookMsgTrial2.1.dmg
Total Downloads 62,658
Downloads Last Week 630
License Model Free to try
Limitations The trial version allows you to test that your Outlook .msg files can be decoded (crippled with time delays; attachments are not converted).
Price $9.95

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