how to open .msg files on a mac?

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As a designer I use multiple platforms, apple/mac being one of them, and at times emails get exported as a .msg file- is there a way to open these files on a mac? I have tried many methods to no avail- outlook opens them in a new email as an attachment, rather than as a readable email.


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Apologies for the brazen tagging, but its been months I've been trying to 'Dr. Google' this problem. 



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@R_Joy91  You need to use a msg viewer app (not aware of any for mac) or convert the messages to eml files. This one will convert messages online - its good for the occasional conversion  Free MSG EML Viewer | Free Online Email Viewer (  Or purchase an app that can convert - there is at least one that works on mac. 

Thank you so much, this will do in a pinch.

I hope they create an update where the emails can be read with attachments showing directly with the program... it seems strange they would omit this feature for mac.

Users can use a professional MSG Converter Tool to convert MSG files into 20+ file formats and email clients on Mac. By this, users can easily view MSG file data in their desired format. This utility originally maintains high data security and original folder hierarchy throughout the process. Users can risk-free convert bulk MSG files into multiple file-formats including all email attachments and other mailbox items. MSG Converter Tool also privileges an option to provide the custom folder name and the location of the resultant file.