Skip to main content

This module enables reading, parsing and converting Microsoft Outlook MSG E-Mail files.

Project description Documentation Status Updates

Python module for parsing outlook msg files.


  • Parse MSG file.
  • Convert MSG file to EML file.
  • Output MSG file as JSON string.
  • Handles nested MSG/EML attachments.
  • Works 100% on Linux machines, do not require any windows libraries.


  • Basic installation

    pip install msg_parser
  • With RTF decompression

    pip install msg_parser[rtf]


  • Run CLI command

    $ msg_parser --help
      usage: msg_parser [-h] -i FILE [-j] [-e EML_FILE]
     Microsoft Message Parser
     optional arguments:
         -h, --help            show this help message and exit
         -i FILE, --input FILE
                               msg file path
         -j, --json            output parsed msg as json to console
         -e EML_FILE, --eml EML_FILE
                               provide email file path to save as eml file.
  • Import in python modules

    from msg_parser import MsOxMessage
    msg_obj = MsOxMessage(msg_file_path)
    json_string = msg_obj.get_message_as_json()
    msg_properties_dict = msg_obj.get_properties()
    saved_path = msg_obj.save_email_file(output_eml_file_path)

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for msg-parser, version 1.2.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size msg_parser-1.2.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (101.8 kB) File type Wheel Python version py2.py3 Upload date Hashes View hashes
Filename, size msg_parser-1.2.0.tar.gz (9.5 MB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View hashes

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page