Outlook MSG Viewer for Mac

Outlook MSG Viewer for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    70,234
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (The trial version allows you to test that your Outlook .msg files can be decoded (attachments are not converted).); $12.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    12.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    600
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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5 stars

"Excellent for opening old PC Outlook e-mails on a Mac!"

February 06, 2015  |  By SDNelsonSilverCity

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.1

Pros

Easy to install and use. An essential tool for anyone with large archives of Outlook files in .msg format created on a PC since Outlook for Mac 2011 will not read the files. Developer response to issues and questions is absolutely outstanding! Very committed to improvement of the application as issues are identified.

Cons

Currently (6 Feb 15), the application does not show attachments in e-mails with digital signatures or encryption in the formats that created them. Instead, these attachments are smime.p7m files, which can't be opened in Apple Mail without the digital certificates of the original e-mail sender, which aren't available for most archived e-mails in .msg format. After e-mailing the developer and raising the issue, he spent several days corresponding with me to understand and work the problem. In those few days, he designed and implemented a fix which will be incorporated in an upcoming release. In the meantime, he created and provided me with a standalone tool which allows me to view attachments in digitally signed e-mails in the proper formats. Absolutely amazing support!

Summary

If you have an archive of Outlook e-mails in .msg format that you need to read on a Mac, I highly recommend this product. The capability to view attachments in the original formats from digitally signed e-mails will be implemented soon in an upcoming release. If that feature were included in the current version, I would have rated it 5 stars. Customer support provided by the developer is phenomenal! I've never experienced that kind of commitment to the customer.

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1 stars

"Trial version almost unusable"

June 01, 2014  |  By jonusa123

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.1

Pros

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

Cons

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

Summary

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

Pros

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!

Cons

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!

Summary

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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5 stars

"Wow! Works like a charm."

March 03, 2014  |  By arnold401

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.0

Pros

I thought I'd never read these files -- but now it's PERFECT!

Cons

None... it works great

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1 stars

"This is not a trial you have to purchase to use"

August 23, 2013  |  By emartel0000

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.0

Pros

There are no pros unless you have time to waste

Cons

Wasted my time

Summary

Waste of time

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5 stars

"Just super!!"

October 03, 2012  |  By schul22

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 2.0

Pros

You have full formatted text in a MAIL message (which you can save or not in your INbox or other MAILbox) - plus full attachments - it is JUST SUPER!!! If this helps you to open just one critical Outlook .msg message then it pays for itself immediately. Batch translating etc. etc. - works perfectly -

Cons

You need to invest the $9.95

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4 stars

"Very useful!"

October 13, 2010  |  By haraldf

 |  Version: Outlook MSG Viewer 1.07

Pros

An essential tool to open those old non-EML Outlook messages with an MSG extension and archive/ batch-transfer them to Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc ...

Cons

A new version is to be released integrating formatted inline display of RTF formatted messages.

Summary

Recommended! WIth an excellent support.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.2
  • Support for winmail.dat files
  • Support for EML file detection when labeled as MSG
  • Completely redesigned interface (OS X 10.10)
  • Packaged, code-signed installer
  • Fixed bug that made certain attachments invisible in Apple Mail
  • Fixed bug that prevented S/MIME attachments from being displayed
  • Fixed bug with PDF attachments in certain vCard files
  • Added Russian language localization (OS X 10.10 version only); more languages to be released in later versions
  • Ability to associate MSG files
  • Improved/simplified user interface
  • Improved trial version and removed delay
  • Minor bug fixes
General
Publisher Element TwentySix
Publisher web site http://www.element26.net/
Release Date April 08, 2015
Date Added April 09, 2015
Version 3.0.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.44MB
File Name OutlookMSGViewerTrial3.0.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 70,234
Downloads Last Week 600
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations The trial version allows you to test that your Outlook .msg files can be decoded (attachments are not converted).
Price $12.99

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