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MSG to ICS Converter for Java Applications

Intuitive Java API to convert email files between formats. MSG to ICS conversion code sample and its integration with Java projects.

Convert MSG to ICS using Java API

Aspose.Email for Java provides an efficient and reliable solution for converting email files between various formats. It simplifies the process of email format conversion by providing a straightforward and efficient API. Try the concise and straightforward code sample that demonstrates the ease and efficiency of the email format conversion process. The code represents classes and methods for creating objects and manipulating them enabling developers to handle email data with ease and precision and achieve reliable and accurate results.

With the Java API, you don’t have to worry about complex algorithms or tedious manual work, saving time and effort for more important tasks to take your email processing applications to the next level.

How to Install Aspose.Email for Java Library

To start utilizing the capabilities of the powerful and feature-rich Java API is easy with one of the following actions:

  • download its latest version from Maven

  • install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<version>version of aspose-email API</version>

In case of difficulties or questions regarding the installation process of the API, please visit the Installation section of our documentation .

How to Convert MSG Files to ICS Format

Converting MSG files to ICS format allows for the integration of email and calendar data, automating the process of importing events and appointments into calendar applications. This can streamline workflow and improve efficiency by reducing manual data entry and ensuring accurate synchronization between email and calendar systems.

Aspose.Email for Java is a powerful API that provides comprehensive functionality for working with email messages, contacts, calendars, and tasks in Java applications. To convert MSG files to ICS format, the library offers the MapiMessage class used to load and manipulate an email message stored in MSG format. It allows for accessing various properties and contents of the message, such as attachments, recipients, and message body. With the MapiItemType class, you can determine the type of the loaded message, whether it is a calendar item or not. This helps in identifying calendar-specific properties and handling them accordingly. The MapiCalendar class represents a calendar item extracted from the loaded MapiMessage. It provides properties and methods for working with calendar-specific data, such as appointments, events, and reminders. The AppointmentSaveFormat enum is used to export and share calendar data. In the code sample below, these classes work together to load, identify, manipulate, and save calendar items stored in MSG format. For more information about the API high code features, please visit our reference resources .

Steps to Convert MSG to ICS via Java

Java programmers can easily convert MSG file to ICS in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load an existing MSG file using the MapiMessage.load method, specifying the file path of the MSG file as the parameter.
  2. Create a variable named “msg” to store the loaded message.
  3. Check if the loaded message is a calendar item by using the getSupportedType method and comparing it to MapiItemType.Calendar .
  4. If the message is a calendar item, convert it to a MapiCalendar object using the toMapiMessageItem method.
  5. Save the calendar item as an ICS file by using the save method on the “calendar” object. Specify the output path for the ICS file and use AppointmentSaveFormat.Ics to set the save format.

System Requirements

Before running the Java conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.Email for Java directly from Maven .

Convert MSG to ICS - Java

// Load the MSG file
MapiMessage msg = MapiMessage.load(msgFilePath);
// Check if the message is a calendar item
if (msg.getSupportedType() == MapiItemType.Calendar) {
    MapiCalendar calendar = (MapiCalendar) msg.toMapiMessageItem();
    // Save the calendar item as ICS file, AppointmentSaveFormat.Ics);

What is MSG File Format?

MSG is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook to store emails, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and other information. An MSG file contains all the components of an email, including the message body, attachments, sender and recipient information, subject, date, and other metadata. This format allows users to save individual email messages or entire folders in a single file for easy storage and sharing. MSG files can be opened and viewed by Microsoft Outlook and some other email clients, but may not be compatible with all email programs.

What is ICS File Format?

The ICS (iCalendar) file format is a widely used standard for storing and exchanging calendar and scheduling information, including events, tasks, appointments, and reminders. The ICS file format uses a human-readable text-based structure that contains details such as event title, description, location, start and end times, and participant information, allowing users to easily share and import calendar data across different platforms and applications.

File Format Conversions supported by Aspose.Email for Java

Aspose.Email for Java offers an extensive set of file format conversions designed to seamlessly handle emails, contacts, calendars, attachments. It empowers developers to effortlessly manipulate and transform data to meet the diverse needs of their applications. Implementing file format conversions in email applications facilitates their interoperability and elevates efficiency. Overall, the library supports conversion from EML , EMLX , ICS , MBOX , MHTML , MSG , OFT , OLM , OST , PST , VCF to other formats elevating user experience.
  • MSG to ICS Conversion Live Demos

    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert MSG into many other file formats including few listed below.

    MSG TO EML (Outlook Email Messages)
    MSG TO EMLX (Apple EMLX Format)
    MSG TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    MSG TO MBOX (Electronic Mail Messages)
    MSG TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
    MSG TO OFT (Outlook Email Templates)
    MSG TO OST (Offline Storage Files)
    MSG TO PST (Outlook Personal Storage Files)
    MSG TO VCF (Virtual Card Format)