MsgReader 4.4.12

.NET 5.0 .NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.6.2
dotnet add package MsgReader --version 4.4.12
NuGet\Install-Package MsgReader -Version 4.4.12
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="MsgReader" Version="4.4.12" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MsgReader --version 4.4.12
#r "nuget: MsgReader, 4.4.12"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install MsgReader as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MsgReader&version=4.4.12

// Install MsgReader as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MsgReader&version=4.4.12

What is MSGReader

MSGReader is a C# .NET 4.6.1 and Standard 2.1 library to read Outlook MSG and EML (Mime 1.0) files. Almost all common object in Outlook are supported:

  • E-mail
  • Appointment
  • Task
  • Contact card
  • Sticky note

It supports all body types there are in MSG files, this includes:

  • Text
  • HTML
  • HTML embedded into RTF
  • RTF

MSGReader has only a few options to manipulate an MSG file. The only option you have is that you can remove attachments and then save the file to a new one.

If you realy want to write MSG files then see my MsgKit project on GitHub (https://github.com/Sicos1977/MsgKit)

Read properties from an Outlook (msg) message

using (var msg = new MsgReader.Outlook.Storage.Message("d:\\testfile.msg"))
{
        var from = msg.Sender;
        var sentOn = msg.SentOn;
        var recipientsTo = msg.GetEmailRecipients(MsgReader.Outlook.RecipientType.To, false, false);
        var recipientsCc = msg.GetEmailRecipients(MsgReader.Outlook.RecipientType.Cc, false, false);
        var subject = msg.Subject;
        var htmlBody = msg.BodyHtml;
        // etc...
}

Read properties from an Outlook (eml) message

var fileInfo = new FileInfo("d:\\testfile.eml");
var eml = MsgReader.Mime.Message.Load(fileInfo);

if (eml.Headers != null)
{
        if (eml.Headers.To != null)
        {
            foreach (var recipient in eml.Headers.To)
            {
                var to = recipient.Address;            
            }
        }
}

var subject = eml.Headers.Subject;

if (eml.TextBody != null)
{
        var textBody = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(eml.TextBody.Body);
}

if (eml.HtmlBody != null)
{
        var htmlBody = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(eml.HtmlBody.Body);
}

// etc...

Delete attachment from an Outlook message

This example deletes the first attachment

var outlook = new Storage.Message(fileName, FileAccess.ReadWrite);
outlook.DeleteAttachment(outlook.Attachments[0]);
outlook.Save("d:\\deleted.msg");

Translations

  • Kees van Spelde

    • English (US)
    • Dutch
  • Ronald Kohl

    • German
  • Yan Grenier (@ygrenier on GitHub)

    • French
  • xupefei

    • Simpl Chinese

Installing via NuGet

NuGet

The easiest way to install MSGReader is via NuGet.

In Visual Studio's Package Manager Console, simply enter the following command:

Install-Package MSGReader

Side note

This project can also be used from a COM based language like VB script or VB6. To use it first compile the code and register the com visible assembly with the command:

Regasm.exe /codebase MsgReader.dll

After that you can call it like this:

dim msgreader

set msgreader = createobject("MsgReader.Reader")
msgreader.ExtractToFolderFromCom "the msg file to read", "the folder where to place the extracted files"

License Information

MsgReader is Copyright (C) 2013-2021 Magic-Sessions and is licensed under the MIT license:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.

Core Team

Sicos1977 (Kees van Spelde)

Support

If you like my work then please consider a donation as a thank you.

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Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
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NuGet packages (7)

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Package Downloads
SuperOffice.NetServer.Core The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

SuperOffice NetServer Core is SuperOffice's data access technology for new applications. This is for onsite installations with the same version. This also works with SuperOffice Online.

Toxy

.NET text extraction framework

OfficeExtractor

Extracts embedded OLE objects from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Open Office files without needing the original programs.

PasswordProtectedChecker

Package Description

Rabbit.Communication.MsgHtmlTemplate

Extract Msg file to get subject/body for emailing

GitHub repositories (2)

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Repository Stars
QL-Win/QuickLook
Bring macOS “Quick Look” feature to Windows
nissl-lab/toxy
.net text extraction framework
Version Downloads Last updated
4.4.12 193 12/1/2022
4.4.11 13,325 9/23/2022
4.4.10 11,797 8/28/2022
4.4.4 55,931 4/4/2022

- Updates nuget packages
- Fixes issue #315 and #313