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Read Outlook MSG files on your Mac.   Commercial ($1.99)
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MailRaider allows users to read Outlook MSG files on Mac. It also can extract attachments and convert emails to RTF or EML format.

If you enjoy using MailRaider, you may want to consider upgrading to MailRaider Pro.
What's New
Version 2.0.9:
  • Fixes a problem displaying attachments in languages other than English
  • Fixes a problem decoding Base64 on OS X 10.6.x
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later

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MailRaider User Discussion (Write a Review)
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GaneshP7076 reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
I had been having issues opening .msg files since moving onto a Mac computer and nothing on the net was of much help. Got forwarded this app and it works perfectly. Excellent app.
[Version 2.0.5]



Tachy0n reviewed on 11 Jun 2013
It does what it says on the label.
[Version 1.1.2]



Thecomputermedic reviewed on 23 Apr 2013
I had low expectations; a free app to fix a Microsoft problem. Simple and easy to use. Showed me what I needed, allowed me to print or save as an RTF, and even kept the headers and attachments.

If it only had the ability to import the message in to or resend the message. Nice but does not take away from what it does.

Thank you.
[Version 1.1.2]


Matsch77 reviewed on 11 Jan 2013
Thanks very much!
very useful and free !!
worked perfectly also by drag and drop on the application
[Version 1.0.1 classic]


Marcos768 reviewed on 07 Jan 2013
Program works perfectly. Just double click on my .msg's.

However, I did have installation problems, and still have "download error" messages. Had to go to MacUpdate to download via browser, adjust my security settings to allow exe, and then open the open the app that way.
[Version 1.0.1 classic]



Drdul reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
Yes, I am a switcher. It's been many years, but I still have some old emails in .msg format from the bad ol' Windows days. Previously I was using TextWrangler to read the text portions of the emails, but it wasn't an ideal solution as there is a lot of other stuff in there in addition to the text, and if there's an attachment, too, then it gets really ugly. MailRaider is a great alternative. It displays the emails without any unnecessary clutter, saves them in rtf format, and provides easy access to any attachments.

The only downside I can find is that all of my emails show up without a date and time, presumably because they have been saved as individual .msg files and not in an Outlook database or something. Fortunately, I always set the date and time of the .msg files to match the email, so I know the correct date and time.
[Version 1.0.1 classic]



Alan-Davis reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
Works perfectly! Many thanks to developer!
[Version 0.7.0]


flalvare reviewed on 05 Jun 2012
Just thanks, it just works and with little problems compared to converters/others.
And it's free!
[Version 0.7.0]


Gerd_e reviewed on 16 Feb 2012
It just works. Thanks! But it's a pitty that Outlook 2011 isn't able to handle their own format...
[Version 0.7.0]


Djames42 reviewed on 02 Feb 2011
I was surprised to find that Outlook 2011 was unable to handle msg files, and very happy to find this nifty utility.

My only complaint is the attachments panel. So far all of the attachments have shown up in 8.3 format, much as long filenames used to show up in pre-XP command windows (i.e. I have three attachments in an email I'm currently looking at. All of them show as "Softwa~1.ics" - opening in Outlook 2007, each of these have a longer title with the date of the calendar entry, "Software Deployment Survey 02-01@10amCT.ics" for example. Looking in MailRaider, I cannot see which attachment to open).

Other than this limitation, I have no complaints about this tool, *and* the price is right!
[Version 0.5]


Mstac had trouble on 03 Oct 2011
I'm having trouble to open msg file on my mac.
Files were created on Outlook 2011 (win XP) and I'm trying to open them under Lion, with Mailraider 0.7.
Basically, when I double click a msg file nothing happens. When I try to open from the "File>open" menu, the pop up stalls after I selected my file and clicked open.
Not sure what to do....
[Version 0.7.0]

1 Reply

Pascal Harris (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2011
Are you sure that your .msg file is an Outlook message file? Could it be that it's an .eml file with the wrong extension? If it is, just rename it .eml and Apple Mail will open it without more ado.


Catlan rated on 12 Dec 2013

[Version 2.0.3]

Nigelatsea rated on 22 Jan 2013

[Version 1.0.1 classic]

Sushi rated on 06 Aug 2011

[Version 0.7.0]

Version Downloads:350
Type:Internet : Email
Date:10 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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MailRaider allows users to read Outlook MSG files on Mac. It also can extract attachments and convert emails to RTF or EML format.

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