It is possible to install Outlook (part of the Office suite of
programs) on a Win 7 machine.
Otherwise, Microsoft promote the free program, Windows Live Mail,
as a successor to Outlook Express. It seems that you are using
WLMail already. WLMail should be able to open EML files.
One workaround might be to save the EML file to a location on
your computer (such as your desktop). Then, open WLMail and drag
and drop the EML file into a storage folder in WLMail (from
where, you should be able to open it).
However, you really need to configure the file type association
for EML files.
1. I have not used Win 7, so I cannot advise upon detailed
procedures. However, a Google search led me to http://vista.blorge.com/2009/10/26/h...s-in-windows-7
2. Once you have changed the EML file type association to
WLMail, I also recommend you open Internet Explorer 8. Then,
click on Tools / Internet Options and select the Programs tab.
Specify Windows Live Mail as the default EMail program.
"Russ D" <RussD@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I have a new system (Win 7 Pro 64 bit) with no Outlook or OE.
> When I try to
> open an .eml attachment in Win Live Mail, I get an error
> message: no program
> to open attachment. Any suggestions on where to find a free
> download that
> will allow me to open .eml attacments? thanks
> Russ D