A quick reminder for me, as much as anything.
Occasionally - for example, when I am helping an organisation with a GDPR subject access request - I need to open files in Outlook’s .msg format.
I cannot open .msg files using my “normal” tools on Linux, so I need to convert them.
For this, I use the
msgconvert tool, although known as the Perl module
This converts .msg files to .eml files, which I can open in
evolution, and probably other mail clients too.
(Ideally, I’d convert them to PDF automatically, but the only tool I’ve found with a command line interface for converting .eml to .pdf requires Java, and I don’t want that.)
So, for now, just
msgconvert, and then I handle it manually.
You can install
msgconvert from normal Debian repositories:
apt install libemail-outlook-message-perl
The downside is that - for me, at least - this install an older version (0.920) rather than the latest version (0.921)
To use it:
There are a few options:
Options: --mbox <file> deliver messages to mbox file <file> --outfile <oufile> write message to <outfile> or - for STDOUT --verbose be verbose --help help message