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Converting Outlook MSG to HTML in C# for Enhanced Readability

Are you tired of dealing with unreadable or difficult-to-read Outlook MSG files? Do you want a solution to convert these files into HTML format for enhanced readability? Look no further, as we have the perfect solution for you!

In this post, we will guide you through the process of converting Outlook MSG files to HTML format using C# programming language. This will not only make your life easier but also improve the readability of your documents.

Firstly, you will need to install the necessary dependencies. You can do this by adding the following NuGet packages to your project:

  1. Aspose.Email: This package provides a powerful set of tools for working with Outlook MSG files.

Once you have installed the required packages, you can start by creating a new C# project and adding the necessary using statements:

using Aspose.Email;
using Aspose.Email.Storage.Msg;
using Aspose.Email.Mapi;
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Next, you will need to load the MSG file into the program and extract its contents. Here's an example:

string inputFilePath = "path/to/your/input.msg";
string outputFilePath = "path/to/your/output.html";

using (var msg = MapiMessage.FromFile(inputFilePath))
    HtmlSaveOptions options = new HtmlSaveOptions();
    options.HtmlFormatOptions = HtmlFormatOptions.WriteHeader |
                                HtmlFormatOptions.WriteCompleteEmailAddress |
    msg.Save(outputFilePath, options);
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In the above code snippet, we first specify the input and output file paths. We then create a new instance of the MapiMessage class and load the MSG file into it.

To convert the MSG file to HTML format, we utilize the Save method of the MapiMessage class, specifying the output file path and the HtmlSaveOptions object. The HtmlSaveOptions class provides various options to customize the output HTML file, such as including the email header, complete email address, or calendar information.

Once the conversion is complete, the resulting HTML file will contain the extracted contents of the original MSG file. You can open this file in any web browser or text editor to view the converted contents with enhanced readability.

Converting Outlook MSG files to HTML format using C# is a straightforward process when using the Aspose.Email library. It provides a rich set of tools and options to handle various email formats and extract their contents efficiently.

Don't let unreadable MSG files hinder your productivity. Use the code snippet provided in this post to convert MSG files to HTML format in no time, and enjoy enhanced readability and convenience.

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