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It is known and accepted that MS Outlook is one of the most popular email clients. This is so because of the technically advanced features provided by Outlook. However, the older versions of Outlook still are a bit traditional. These versions use HTML and, due to that, end up with an incomplete display of some emails. Also, there are many other reasons a user may want to open an email in a web browser. In this blog, we are going to guide you through how you can open an email in a web browser.
The older versions of Outlook don’t display many advanced kinds of things that an email may contain. These things may be GIF, Flash animations, advanced CSS formatting, etc. So, in such a case, the user would need to open the whole email in a web browser.
Another reason to open an email in a web browser may be the printing requirements. If you open an email with a web browser, you can print the emails with the help of printing options available in a browser. This way, you can print an email as you wish to do it, without any restrictions.
Also, you need not install an independent PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and access your PDF files. You can simply open them on your web browser.
Now, as we have discussed why and when a user may need to open an email with a web browser, let’s now discuss how one can do it. Well, as Outlook is quite a smart program, it identifies the rendering issues related to an email. Hence, if Outlook can’t read some of the components of the emails, it will suggest you open that email in the web browser. The notification that will pop up is “If there are problems with how this message is displayed, click here to view it in a web browser.” So, in this case, you can open the email in the web browser by clicking on the “Click here” option. But, if it is not the case with you, you will need to do it manually. Here we are going to mention the process of the same. Keep reading.
Note: In simplified ribbon, expand three dots and click Actions > Actions > View in the browser.
Well, as we all know that a user may have minimum 2 to 5 web browsers on their system, users may like to do some particular activities with a particular web browser. So, if you want to open your emails with a specific web browser, we are going to guide you. If you want to open emails in Internet Explorer, you can skip this process, as it is the default web browser for that purpose. But, if you want to use some other web browser, here is the process to do that.
Once you have followed all the steps mentioned above, you can now open the emails in your desired browser without doing it manually. Your emails will be automatically opened in the specified browser. So, this was all about how to open an email in a web browser. Now, what if you save your Outlook emails as HTML files?
For such scenarios we would suggest you use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair. It saves emails in HTML, MHTML, EML, MSG, TXT, RTF formats. You can also search and find specific emails and save them to these formats. This PST file repair tool fixes broken corrupt and damaged PST files in just a few clicks. Also, you can use this tool for PST conversion, migration and for recovering deleted emails.
In this blog, we have discussed why it is necessary to open an Outlook email in a web browser and how one can do it. After providing a step-by-step guide to open Outlook emails in a web browser, we also discussed how to make your favourite browser the default web browser to open all those Outlook emails. Finally, we suggested a way to save Outlook emails as HTML files. Hope this blog was helpful. Have a great time.