Export EMAIL to GIF via .NET

.NET API to Render EMAIL to GIF on Windows, macOS, and Linux without using Word or Outlook

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add EMAIL to GIF conversion features inside your applications, Aspose.Total for .NET file format manipulation APIs are the way forward. By using Aspose.Email for .NET , you can convert EMAIL file format to HTML. After that, by using Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render HTML to GIF.

C# API to Convert EMAIL to GIF

  1. Open EMAIL file using MailMessage class
  2. Convert EMAIL to HTML by using Save method
  3. Load HTML by using Document class
  4. Save the document to GIF format using Save method and set Gif as SaveFormat

Get Started with .NET File Format APIs

Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Total or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Total.

Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .

MailMessage message = MailMessage.Load("sourceFile.msg");
// save EMAIL as a HTML 
message.Save("HtmlOutput.html", SaveOptions.DefaultHtml);
// load HTML with an instance of Document
Document document = new Document("HtmlOutput.html");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Gif
document.Save("output.gif", SaveFormat.Gif); 

Parse EMAIL File via .NET

Before converting EMAIL to GIF, if you want to make sure that you are converting the correct email, you can load EMAIL document, parse it and have a look at your desired property. By using MapiMessage class of Aspose.Email for .NET API, you can get sender and recipients information. For example, you can check for a specific sender email for the conversion by using SenderName property.

var outlookMessageFile = MapiMessage.FromFile("message.msg");
// check for SenderName 
if(outlookMessageFile.SenderName == "John"){
    //proceed with conversion process
}

Restrict GIF Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from EMAIL to GIF, you might need to protect your output document. Sometimes you may need to limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. This can be useful to prevent other people from editing sensitive and confidential information in your document. Aspose.Words for .NET API, enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. You can set your document to read-only by using the following lines of code.

Document document = new Document("HtmlOutput.html");
// apply document protection and set protection password
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "password");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Gif
document.Save("output.gif", SaveFormat.Gif);  

Other Conversion Options

MSG TO PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
MSG TO MD (Markdown Language)
MSG TO DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
MSG TO BMP (Bitmap Image File)
MSG TO XPS (XML Paper Specifications)
MSG TO PCL (Printer Command Language Document)
MSG TO EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
MSG TO SVG (Scalar Vector Graphics)
MSG TO DOCX (Office 2007+ Word Document)
MSG TO WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
MSG TO TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
MSG TO DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
MSG TO ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
MSG TO DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
MSG TO RTF (Rich Text Format)
MSG TO PS (PostScript File)
MSG TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
MSG TO EPUB (Open eBook File)
MSG TO JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
MSG TO DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File )
MSG TO DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
MSG TO OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)

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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GIF What is GIF File Format?

A GIF or Graphical Interchange Format is a type of highly compressed image. Owned by Unisys, GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm that does not degrade the image quality. For each image GIF typically allow up to 8 bits per pixel and up to 256 colours are allowed across the image. In contrast to a JPEG image, which can display up to 16 million colours and fairly touches the limits of the human eye. Back when the internet emerged, GIFs remained the best choice because they required low bandwidth and compatible for the graphics that consume solid areas of colour. An animated GIF combines numerous images or frames into a single file and displays them in a sequence to generate an animated clip or a short video. The colour limitations are up to 256 for each frame and are likely to be the least suitable for reproducing other images and photographs with colour gradient.

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