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Open saved email in Thunderbird

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Hello,

I have some saved emails in a folder in Windows Explorer. The name of one email is 'fetchUID (1).INBOX709' and similarly, other emails are named in a similar manner.

I want to set up my Windows in such a way that when such a file is opened, it should directly open in Thunderbird. I chose Thunderbird as the default program to open such files. But what happens is when I try to open the email, it in fact opens a new Compose email and attaches this email into the new email. I have attached an image of what Thunderbird is doing, but it shouldn't do like that. What should happen is that this email should be opened.

When I goto Thunderbird, File->Open and try to open the email, it does just fine.

Hello, I have some saved emails in a folder in Windows Explorer. The name of one email is 'fetchUID (1).INBOX709' and similarly, other emails are named in a similar manner. I want to set up my Windows in such a way that when such a file is opened, it should directly open in Thunderbird. I chose Thunderbird as the default program to open such files. But what happens is when I try to open the email, it in fact opens a new Compose email and attaches this email into the new email. I have attached an image of what Thunderbird is doing, but it shouldn't do like that. What should happen is that this email should be opened. When I goto Thunderbird, File->Open and try to open the email, it does just fine.

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Is saved email called 'fetchUID (1).INBOX709' an .eml file ?

Must admit the filename is somewhat unusual, I'm used to it being the 'subject' and 'date' shown as filename as it means I have some idea what the file is about. I also save files using the extension .eml

Check you have got it set up so that .eml files are opened by Thunderbird. See image as guide.

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Is saved email called 'fetchUID (1).INBOX709' an .eml file ?

Must admit the filename is somewhat unusual, I'm used to it being the 'subject' and 'date' shown as filename as it means I have some idea what the file is about. I also save files using the extension .eml

Check you have got it set up so that .eml files are opened by Thunderbird. See image as guide.