Export MSG to TIFF via .NET

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

 

If you are a .NET developer looking to add MSG to TIFF 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 TIFF.

C# API to Convert MSG to TIFF

  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 TIFF format using Save method and set Tiff 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.Tiff
document.Save("output.tiff", SaveFormat.Tiff); 

Parse MSG File via .NET

Before converting MSG to TIFF, 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 TIFF Document Editing via .NET

While saving the document from MSG to TIFF, 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.Tiff
document.Save("output.tiff", SaveFormat.Tiff);  

Other Conversion Options

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

TIFF or TIF, Tagged Image File Format, represents raster images that are meant for usage on a variety of devices that comply with this file format standard. It is capable of describing bilevel, grayscale, palette-color and full-color image data in several color spaces. It supports lossy as well as lossless compression schemes to choose between space and time for applications using the format. The format is not machine dependent and is free from bounds like processor, operating system, or file systems.

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