Export EMAIL to PCL via .NET

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

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add EMAIL to PCL 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 PCL.

C# API to Convert EMAIL to PCL

  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 PCL format using Save method and set Pcl 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.Pcl
document.Save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.Pcl); 

Parse EMAIL File via .NET

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

While saving the document from EMAIL to PCL, 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.Pcl
document.Save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.Pcl);  

Other Conversion Options

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

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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PCL What is PCL File Format?

PCL stands for Printer Command Language which is a Page Description Language introduced by Hewlett Packard (HP). HP created PCL to provide an efficient way for controlling printer features across many different printing devices. The format was originally developed for HP’s dot matrix and Inkjet printers, but has been part of various thermal, matrix and page printers with the passage of time. The format underwent several different revisions, resulting in different versions where each version was enhanced to meet the demands of time with respect to the printer control features. Today, PCL is the most widely spread printer language in the laster printer market.

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