Export MSG to OTT via .NET

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

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add MSG to OTT 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 MSG file format to HTML. After that, by using Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render HTML to OTT.

C# API to Convert MSG to OTT

  1. Open MSG file using MailMessage class
  2. Convert MSG to HTML by using Save method
  3. Load HTML by using Document class
  4. Save the document to OTT format using Save method and set Ott 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 MSG 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.Ott
document.Save("output.ott", SaveFormat.Ott); 

Parse MSG File via .NET

Before converting MSG to OTT, if you want to make sure that you are converting the correct email, you can load MSG 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 OTT Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from MSG to OTT, 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.Ott
document.Save("output.ott", SaveFormat.Ott);  

Other Conversion Options

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

Files with OTT extension represent template documents generated by applications in compliance with the OASIS' OpenDocument standard format. These are created with word processor applications such as free OpenOffice Writer and can hold settings that can be used to generate new documents from these template files. These settings include page margins, borders, headers, footers, and other page settings. Such templates are used in official documents such as company letterheads and standardized forms.

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