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firefox won't open .eml files

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whenever I receive an .eml email, firefox just shows a bunch of letters and numbers which make no sense whatever

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A few times a week

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

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cor-el
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You need to open .eml files with your email program (e.g. Thunderbird). Firefox can't open such files.