Why to Convert
As a C++ developer, you may need to add email conversion features inside your applications. Email conversion is a process of transforming an email file format to another format. For example, you may need to convert an EMAIL file format to HTML.
How Aspose.Total helps for email to word conversion
Aspose.Total for C++ is a comprehensive package of APIs that helps developers to work with various file formats. It includes two APIs, Aspose.Email for C++ and Aspose.Words for C++, which can be used to convert EMAIL file format to HTML and then export HTML to WORD. Aspose.Email for C++ API provides the capability to convert EMAIL file format to HTML. It supports various email file formats such as MSG, EML, EMLX, MHTML, and Outlook PST. Aspose.Words for C++ API provides the capability to export HTML to WORD. It supports various document file formats such as DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, and HTML.
Using Aspose.Total for C++ package, you can easily convert EMAIL file format to HTML and then export HTML to WORD. It is a simple and efficient way to add email conversion features inside your applications. Moreover, Aspose.Total for C++ package also provides other APIs to work with various file formats such as PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, and Barcode.
C++ API to Convert EMAIL to WORD
Get Started with C++ File Format APIs
Install from command line as
nuget install Aspose.Total.Cpp or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with
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// load the EMAIL file to be converted System::SharedPtr<MailMessage> msg = MailMessage::Load(u"sourceFile.msg"); // save EMAIL as a HTML msg->Save(u"HtmlOutput.html", SaveOptions::get_DefaultHtml()); // load HTML with an instance of Document System::SharedPtr<Document> doc = System::MakeObject<Document>(u"HtmlOutput.html"); // call save method while passing Docx as save format doc->Save(u"convertedFile.Docx");
Parse EMAIL File via C++
Not only you can convert your EMAIL to WORD, but you can read, manipulate, and parse EMAIL document. You can get subject, address, body, recipients information of the email by using MapiMessage class of Aspose.Email for C++ API. For example, you can check for a specific sender email for the conversion by using get_SenderEmailAddress() property.
// create an instance of MapiMessage from file System::SharedPtr<MapiMessage> msg = MapiMessage::FromFile(dataDir + L"message.msg"); // get subject System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Subject:") + msg->get_Subject()); // get from address System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"From:") + msg->get_SenderEmailAddress()); // get body System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Body") + msg->get_Body()); // get recipients information System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Recipient: ") + msg->get_Recipients());
C++ API to Restrict WORD File Format Editing
You can also add document protection features in your app while exporting the document from EMAIL to WORD. Adding protection to your document is a simple process, as all you need to do is apply the protection method to your document. You can set protection type to ReadOnly to restrict the user to edit the document.
// create a new document and protect it with a password. auto doc = System::MakeObject<Document>(); // apply Document Protection. doc->Protect(ProtectionType::ReadOnly, u"password"); // save the document. doc->Save(u"DocumentProtection.PasswordProtection.Docx");
Explore EMAIL Conversion Options with C++
What is EMAIL File Format?
An email file adheres to a specific format that is recognized by email programs. It comprises a header section and a body section, separated by a blank line. The header contains essential information such as the sender’s email address, recipient’s email address, subject of the email, and the date and time it was sent. The body of the email contains the actual message being conveyed. Email files can exist in either plain text or HTML format. However, HTML emails have become more prevalent in recent times due to their ability to incorporate images and other formatting elements.
The header of an email file provides crucial metadata that aids in routing and organizing messages. It allows the email program to identify the sender, recipient, subject, and timestamp. The body section contains the content of the email, which may include text, images, hyperlinks, and other media elements. While plain text emails are simple and accessible across various devices and email clients, HTML emails offer more design flexibility and interactivity.
With the widespread usage of HTML emails, senders can create visually appealing and engaging messages. HTML emails allow for the inclusion of branding elements, formatting styles, and multimedia content, thereby enhancing the overall presentation and user experience.
What is WORD File Format?
Microsoft Word is a widely used word processing software that provides various file formats for saving and sharing documents. Understanding the different file formats in Word is important for compatibility, accessibility, and preserving formatting.
The default file format in Word is DOC (Word Document). DOC files are compatible with older versions of Word but may have limitations in compatibility with other software applications. However, with the introduction of newer versions, the DOCX (Word Open XML Document) format has gained popularity. DOCX offers advantages such as smaller file sizes, improved data recovery, and enhanced compatibility with other programs.
In addition to DOC and DOCX, Word supports other file formats like PDF (Portable Document Format). PDF files are widely used for sharing and publishing documents because they retain the formatting, layout, and fonts of the original document, ensuring consistent viewing across different devices and platforms.
Word also allows saving documents in formats like RTF (Rich Text Format) and TXT (Plain Text). RTF files maintain basic formatting and are compatible with various word processing applications. TXT files store plain text without any formatting and are commonly used for transferring text between different software programs.
For compatibility with open-source software and online platforms, Word supports formats like ODT (OpenDocument Text) and HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). ODT files can be used with software like LibreOffice and Google Docs, while HTML files allow documents to be displayed in web browsers.