Aspose.Email  for .NET

Parse MSG Formats in C#

Native and high performance MSG message parsing using server-side Aspose.Email for .NET APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Parse MSG File Using C#

In order to parse MSG file, we’ll use

Aspose.Email for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation API for C# platform. Open


package manager, search for Aspose.Email and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Email

Steps to Parse MSG Files in C#

A basic message parsing with

Aspose.Email for .NET

APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load MSG file.
  • Get the mail body text with or without url.
  • Get the output.

System Requirements

Our APIs are supported on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Before executing the code below, please make sure that you have the following prerequisites on your system.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin Platforms
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Aspose.Email for .NET DLL referenced in your project - Install from NuGet using the Download button above

Parse MSG Files - C#

//Get HTML body as plain text
    MailMessage mail = MailMessage.Load(dataDir + "HtmlWithUrlSample.msg");
    string body_with_url = mail.GetHtmlBodyText(true);// body will contain URL
    string body_without_url = mail.GetHtmlBodyText(false);// body will not contain URL
    Console.WriteLine("Body with URL: " + body_with_url);
    Console.WriteLine("Body without URL: " + body_without_url);  

  • About Aspose.Email for .NET API

    Aspose.Email is a Microsoft Outlook and Thunderbird formats parsing solution. One can easily create, manipulate, convert email and storage formats such as MSG, EMLX, EML and MHT. Handling of email attachments, customization of message headers and implementation of different network protocols like POP3, IMAP & SMTP to send & receive emails is much easier. Its a standalone API and does not require Microsoft Outlook or any other software installation.

    Online MSG Parser Live Demos

    MSG What is MSG File Format

    MSG is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook and Exchange to store email messages, contact, appointment, or other tasks. Such messages may contain one or more email fields, with the sender, recipient, subject, date, and message body, or contact information, appointment particulars, and one or more task specifications. The properties that constitute the Message object, including are also a part of the MSG file. MSG file has headers, main message body, and hyperlinks as plain ASCII text. MSG files are also suitable with the programs that need Microsoft's Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI).

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    Other Supported Parsing Formats

    Using C#, one can easily parse other formats including.

    EML (Outlook Email Messages)