Export EMAIL to IMAGE via .NET

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

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As a .NET developer, you may need to add EMAIL to IMAGE conversion features to your applications. To do this, you can use the powerful file format manipulation APIs provided by Aspose.Total for .NET. Aspose.Total for .NET is a suite of APIs that enables developers to work with a wide range of file formats, including EMAIL and IMAGE.

Using Aspose.Email for .NET, you can easily convert EMAIL files to HTML. This API provides a comprehensive set of features for working with EMAIL files, such as reading, writing, and manipulating EMAIL messages. It also supports a variety of EMAIL file formats, including MSG, EML, MHTML, and PST.

Once you have converted the EMAIL file to HTML, you can use Aspose.Words for .NET to render the HTML to an IMAGE. This API provides a comprehensive set of features for working with IMAGE files, such as creating, editing, and converting IMAGE files. It supports a variety of IMAGE file formats, including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and GIF.

By using Aspose.Total for .NET, you can easily add EMAIL to IMAGE conversion features to your applications. This suite of APIs provides a comprehensive set of features for working with a wide range of file formats, including EMAIL and IMAGE. With Aspose.Email for .NET, you can convert EMAIL files to HTML, and with Aspose.Words for .NET, you can render HTML to an IMAGE.

C# API to Convert EMAIL to IMAGE

  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 PNG format using Save method and set Png 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.Png
document.Save("output.png", SaveFormat.Png); 

Parse EMAIL File via .NET

Before converting EMAIL to IMAGE, 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 IMAGE Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from EMAIL to IMAGE, 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.Png
document.Save("output.png", SaveFormat.Png);  

Explore EMAIL Conversion Options with .NET

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

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 IMAGE File Format?

Image files are computer files specifically designed to store digital images. These files come in various types, such as bitmap, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF, each with its own characteristics and applications. The file type determines the software program used to open and view the image.

Bitmap files, also known as raster images, consist of a grid of individual pixels, each assigned a specific color value. When viewed from a distance, these pixels blend together to create a cohesive image. Bitmap files tend to be large in size due to the amount of detailed information they contain.

JPEG files are compressed image files that utilize a mathematical algorithm to reduce file size while preserving image quality. This makes them ideal for storing and sharing photos online, as they can be efficiently compressed without significant loss of quality.

GIF files, another type of compressed image format, employ a different algorithm than JPEG. GIF files can store more colors and produce better image quality, but they are limited to a maximum of 256 colors, making them less suitable for storing high-quality images. GIF files are commonly used for animated images and simple graphics.

TIFF files, on the other hand, are uncompressed image files. They do not utilize any compression algorithms, resulting in larger file sizes compared to other image formats. TIFF files are typically used for storing high-quality images that require editing or printing.

Each image file format serves different purposes and is suited for specific use cases. Bitmap files are detailed but large, JPEG files offer efficient compression, GIF files are suitable for animations and simple graphics, and TIFF files provide uncompressed, high-quality images.