Open messages with the EML format created with Mozilla Thunderbird and other apps without having to install the actual email clients
If you have a bunch of old EML files on your computer and wish to view them without installing a complex email client like Mozilla Thunderbird, you can turn to simple EML viewers such as Shoviv EML Viewer. It’s easy to use, can automatically detect all EML files from a specified directory, and comes with no configuration settings.
Open EML files to read emails
The program is wrapped in a stylish interface, where options are neatly organized. You can get started by adding a folder from the hard drive that contains the EML files since the utility proceeds with the scanning immediately. In fact, multiple EML folders can be kept opened at the same time to easily toggle the emails.
Once the list with containing messages is populated, you can check out the sender, receiver, subject, date and time, along with attachments (if any). The message contents are shown on the bottom side of the main app window, where even graphical content is shown next to text.
Can open multiple folders with many EML files
Besides the fact that you can switch to another style for the interface, there are no other notable options provided by this program. If you’re interested in saving messages in formats different than EML, you can check out Shoviv EML Converter.
In addition to Thunderbird, other apps that support EML include AppleMail, Claws Mail, Entourage, Eudora, Evolution, WebMail, Gnu, GyazMail, Mulberry, Netscape, Opera, PocoMail, Postbox, PowerMail, SeaMonkey, Sparrow, Spicebird, Sylpheed, and The Bat!.
Simple EML viewer
All aspects considered, Shoviv EML Viewer offers a simple and straightforward solution for opening EML files to read messages without having to install complex tools. Unsurprisingly, it had minimal impact on the system’s performance throughout our evaluation. On the other hand, it failed to open some EML files, although no issues were specified.