VB.NET - Parse Outlook MSG File (.msg) and Convert it to RFC822 Message (.eml)

The following vb.net codes demonstrates how to parse from, to, cc, subject, body text, attachments of specified .MSG file. You can save email as .msg file in Outlook instead of .eml file. The following codes can parse such *.msg file.

Installation

Before you can use the following sample codes, you should download the EAGetMail Installer and install it on your machine at first. Full sample projects are included in this installer.

Install from NuGet

You can also install the run-time assembly by NuGet. Run the following command in the NuGet Package Manager Console:

Install-Package EAGetMail

Note

If you install it by NuGet, no sample projects are installed, only .NET assembly is installed.

Add Reference

To use EAGetMail POP3 & IMAP Component in your project, the first step is “Add reference of EAGetMail to your project”. Please create or open your project with Visual Studio, then go to menu -> Project -> Add Reference -> .NET -> Browse..., and select EAGetMail{version}.dll from installation path, click Open-> OK, the reference will be added to the project, you can start to use it to retrieve email and parse email in your project.

add reference in c#/vb.net/managed c++/cli

.NET Assembly

Because EAGetMail has separate builds for .Net Framework, please refer to the following table and choose the correct dll.

Separate builds of run-time assembly for .Net Framework 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and .Net Compact Framework 2.0, 3.5.

File .NET Framework Version
EAGetMail.dll Built with .NET Framework 1.1
It requires .NET Framework 1.1, 2.0, 3.5 or later version.
EAGetMail20.dll Built with .NET Framework 2.0
It requires .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5 or later version.
EAGetMail35.dll Built with .NET Framework 3.5
It requires .NET Framework 3.5 or later version.
EAGetMail40.dll Built with .NET Framework 4.0
It requires .NET Framework 4.0 or later version.
EAGetMail45.dll Built with .NET Framework 4.5
It requires .NET Framework 4.5 or later version.
EAGetMailCF20.dll Built with .NET Compact Framework 2.0
It requires .NET Compact Framework 2.0, 3.5 or later version.
EAGetMailCF35.dll Built with .NET Compact Framework 3.5
It requires .NET Compact Framework 3.5 or later version.

VB.NET - Parse Outlook MSG File (.msg) - Example

The following example codes demonstrate parsing .msg (Outlook MSG file) file. In order to run it correctly, please change email server, user, password, folder, file name value to yours.

Note

To get full sample projects, please download and install EAGetMail on your machine.

Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Text
Imports System.IO

' Imports EAGetMail namespace
Imports EAGetMail

Module Module1
    Private Sub ParseMSG(ByVal msgFile As String)
        Dim oMail As New Mail("TryIt")
        oMail.LoadOMSG(msgFile)

        ' Parse Mail From/Sender
        Console.WriteLine("From: {0}", oMail.From.ToString())

        ' Parse Mail To/Recipient
        Dim addrs As MailAddress() = oMail.[To]
        For i As Integer = 0 To addrs.Length - 1
            Console.WriteLine("To: {0}", addrs(i).ToString())
        Next

        ' Parse Mail CC
        addrs = oMail.Cc
        For i As Integer = 0 To addrs.Length - 1
            Console.WriteLine("To: {0}", addrs(i).ToString())
        Next

        ' Parse Mail Subject
        Console.WriteLine("Subject: {0}", oMail.Subject)

        ' Parse Mail Text/Plain body
        Console.WriteLine("TextBody: {0}", oMail.TextBody)

        ' Parse Mail Html Body
        Console.WriteLine("HtmlBody: {0}", oMail.HtmlBody)

        ' Parse Attachments
        Dim atts As Attachment() = oMail.Attachments
        For i As Integer = 0 To atts.Length - 1
            Console.WriteLine("Attachment: {0}", atts(i).Name)
        Next
    End Sub

    Sub Main()

        ParseMSG("c:\my folder\test.msg")

    End Sub
End Module

VB.NET - Convert Outlook MSG file to RFC822 Message file (.eml)

The following VB.NET codes demonstrates how to convert .msg file to rfc822 message file (.eml).

Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Text
Imports System.IO

' Imports EAGetMail namespace
Imports EAGetMail

Module Module1
    Private Sub ConvertMSGToRfc822(ByVal msgFile As String, ByVal emlFile As String)
        Dim oMail As New Mail("TryIt")
        oMail.LoadOMSG(msgFile)
        oMail.Update()

        oMail.SaveAs(emlFile, True)

    End Sub

    Sub Main()

        ConvertMSGToRfc822("c:\my folder\test.msg", "c:\my folder\test.eml")

    End Sub
End Module

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