• The Microsoft Outlook Item (.msg) File Format is used to format a Message object, such as an e-mail message, an appointment, a contact, a task, and so on, for storage in the file system. 1
  • The file format of stand-alone, single-mail message container not contained in multi-mail containers. 2
  • Message file. Typically contains an email message.

See Also


  1. [MS-OXMSG]: Outlook Item (.msg) File Format- Introduction,
  2. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.
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