File Extension MSF

File type: Mail Summary File

About the MSF file type:

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MSF is the index of all mail messages which are stored in various e-mail programs. MSF consists of mailboxes and programs for email which contain mail headers and summaries. These are used to identify the messages only. The complete message is not stored inside these files. The file is used for identifying the headers from the title which can be gathered from multiple mail programs running in a system. Each mail folder like the Inbox is stored with Inbox and second name as mbox format with .msf extension which has the headers of the mail. The file can be opened through any mail application like the Netscape Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird. The file stores all mail information and can be really dangerous if the same is deleted. The file can be found in the mailbox program folder on the system.


Detailed information for file extension MSF


Category: Data File - MSF combines all headers from a mailbox folder for summary of the folder
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: MSF can be run through Netscape Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird in Windows.
Open with Linux: The file can be opened by installing the Mozilla email program
MSF is the Mail summary file and has the complete detail of all email messages in a mailbox program