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Old 10 Aug 2007, 09:27 AM   #7
The "e" in e-mail
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Originally Posted by hadaso View Post
Actually it is the most standard way to have email. You cannot have it less proprietary than this format. eml is just the file extension Windows associates with the MIME Content-Type message/rfc822, which is the standard internet format for email. However viewing it as text means anything encoded (in the way email standards define) might not be readable by a human. Gmail shows me an eml attachment as text, and it should show it as a message (FastMail does it this way. Popular desktop email clients do it. I think major webmail systems automatically shows them inline).

So the way to have them readable in Gmail is probably to send a bug report (or feature request) and wait a few months...
The point is that Gmail cannot read the email now. So you need to Outlook Express or Thundbird with an extension.
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