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Read MAC EMLX apple email from Windows and MAC devices

What is EMLX File?

Mac Operating System come configured with Apple Mail or the since version 10.0. Like many OSs, Mac OSX includes Apple Mail as its default-messaging platform for desktop communication. The set of qualitative attributes in Apple Mac has already made it a standard messaging platform amongst users of Apple Mac system. The improvement adopted by Mac OS version has resulted in it gaining a great number of users, thus, making Apple Mail to become the most clear communication medium by Mac users, owing to its uncomplicated reachability. All these aspects have bring out Apple Mail in notice of investigators due to the fact that Mac supported applications confront complications during the procedure of investigation due to lack of a dedicated available.

Location of EMLX File

A file with the EMLX extension is an Apple Mail Email file created with Apple’s Mail program for Mac OSX.  EMLX files are plain text files which store just a single email message. They are normally found on a Mac in ~user/Library/Mail/ folder, available below the /Mailboxes/ [mailbox]/Messages/ subfolder or sometimes within the subfolder /[account]/INBOX.mbox/Messages/.

Why need arise to view EMLX file?

Many reasons are available, making it obligation for the users to search for an EMLX Viewer as per their requirements mentioned below:

  • EMLX file corruption or failed to open. And users have the urgency to view the crucial email messages, without waiting for the installation of the particular email client.
  • View EMLX email messages received as an attachment, which are damaged in between transit.
  • Need to open Apple Mail EMLX file in Windows OS, saved in any external storage device.

Free EMLX Viewer – Open EMLX Files from Apple Mail to read Messages

EMLX Viewer Windows is an easy to use program which provide the possibility to open and view EMLX files from Apple Mail on Windows. However, it also works with the regular EML file format. This is a portable and freeware solution which comes in a handy if you do not have the Apple Mail client installed to view EML messages, especially since it does not require you to set up the mail account. You only need to point to the file and open it.


Although EMLX File Reader does not require installation, you must know that it creates cache files in the same directory as itself when opening EMLX files. As far as Interface is concerned, the mail tool adopts clean window with a native structure, where you can get started by opening an EMLX file or the entire folder which contain multiple emails. The emails are neatly organized in a tree view structure on the left and can be accessed from the right. In addition to the message, you can view graphical content, attachments, and header information such as sender, receiver, subject and date.

If you need to deal with large amounts of text, you can make use of built-in search function to look up information across the whole raw messages or only in the shown headers. Search results can be restricted by specifying the start and the end date. Moreover, you can change the date format and refresh all the displayed messages if any modification were made in the meantime. EMLX files are automatically converted to EML format, so simply double click an entry present in the list to open the location in Windows Explorer and view the messages and attachments in EMLX.

There are no compatibility issues involved in the software as the utility can easily run on all the version of Windows operating system ranging from Windows NT to Windows 10.

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Rollins Duke
Technical Analyst

New enhanced and exiting features in Windows 10

Recently i just explored the Microsoft new operating system Windows 10 and would like to share few exiting things that i noticed.

For the people who would like to explore Windows 10 there are 2 options to do that

There is upgrade option available for users having windows 7 and Windows 8  Follow the below tech-net link to reserve your upgrade

If its a new PC or if you like a fresh installation then, Download the free 90 day trial of  Windows10  enterprise and install them on your PC.


Below are the list of good features identified on the product :

Improvements in the Command Prompt :

We now have native cut and paste shortcuts in the the Windows command prompt which is easier. I think this should be the same in next version of  Windows server as well.

Also we have the experimental tab which gives us more cool new features.


There is one more new option called enable new CRTL key shortcuts. By doing this we get more new extra command key shortcuts.

Start Menu is back

For  Windows 8 pessimists who were claiming about the start menu nonavailability Microsoft has brought this back great !!


The Cortona Command :

New Amazing feature Cortona on Desktops,Laptops and Tablets

Microsoft has brought a new feature called Cortona from this version. By using this application you can use the Windows 10 software by voice controlled digital assistant.

By using this feature you will be able to search files , open notepad by commanding your PC through voice.

Few samples of Cortona

After you download this application from the windows store you get a option called ask me anything with the microphone option as below. Initially you have to set up microphone definition as below for this functionality to work.



New Microsoft Edge Browser:

Microsoft new edge browser is really good. The reading layout is appealing especially while looking lengthy articles. Also it includes PDF support.

New option make a web note is very good


A new option called page prediction which is good


By having this option enabled the browser will predict and load the page ahead and instantaneous response of the page will be given. These predictions are been done based upon Microsoft  understanding browsing patterns like end users browsing habits

Now all the system settings can be controlled from one place which is more convenient for us


New Quick Search History :

File explorer has a new option with more frequent files used


It has this same option in the start menu as well


Make multiple virtual desktops:

Now we have an option to create multiple virtual desktops.


By using this option the frequent use of ALT TAB key for switching between the apps can be minimized.

Now we have an option to switch multiple virtual desktops. So we can open as many applications in each of these virtual desktops provided if we have good enough volatile memory.


Enhanced new Photo App:

Automatically enhance my photos:

By selecting this option it enhances the saved photos.

This photo app will automatically enhance the saved pictures like colour , contrast , brightness ,etc

Note: The changes are not not saved to the original file. You can revert them by switching off this option.




Also it organizes and creates album. It has features to edit and enhance.

We can also select multiple pics and share them via mail,twitter, facebook , dropbox which is very nice.


Still to explore more on this new version of operating system. It appears to have more features enhanced from the previous version.

Still require more help now we can always ask the Cortona application which will be able to help us further.


Sathish Veerapandian


Update – Exchange Server meetings in Russian time zones as well as names of time zones may be incorrect after October 26, 2014

After October 26, 2014, Exchange Server some users who are in Russian time zones may see meeting times incorrect Time Zone-display names may be outdated in OWA.

Microsoft released an update (KB 2998527) for Windows on September 23, 2014 to address this change and it should be installed on the end user PC’s and Servers since exchange and outlook relies on windows for the time zone information.

How to obtain this update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2998527)

Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows 8.1 for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows 8 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows 8 for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows 7 for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2008 for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Vista for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2003 for x64-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2003 for x32-based systems (KB2998527)

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based systems (KB2998527)


Things that we can troubleshoot for the affected reported user even if any issues reported from end users after the above update is applied

1) Restart the affected user’s PC and see the results.

2) login to owa for the affected user and see the time zone whether it is set to UTC+4 as below



3) If it is set to different time zone then correct the value to UTC + 4 as above

Check the affected user date and time settings in his PC and it should reflect as UTC + 3 as below which is Russian Time Zone


4) Also run the below command to check to ensure that the affected user Time Zone is in Russian Standard Time

Get-MailboxRegionalConfiguration “affecteduserid”




5) If you notice the user TimeZone is set to a different region then run the below command to change the user to Russian Standard Time

Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration “affecteduserid” -TimeZone “russian standard time”

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Sathish Veerapandian

Secret about alphanumeric in Exchange Administrative Group and Exchange Routing Group

I was just wondering why there was always some alphanumeric (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) written in brackets in the Exchange administrative Group folder whenever we navigate through ADSIEDIT console.

Also you can notice some similar kind of alphanumeric in Exchange Routing Group Folder as well (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR).

We could see this alphanumeric from Exchange 2007.


No matter how many number of Exchange Servers we are deploying the alphanumeric remains the same.

What do these letters actually mean?

If we use the Caesar Cipher Code (old encryption technique) by shifting the letters we will be able to find the actual meaning of these letters.

The secret information is EXCHANGE12ROCKS. They both actually decode to the same message J


F = E

Y = X

D = C

I = H

B = A

O = N

H = G

F = E

2 = 1

3 = 2

S= R

P= O

D = C

L = K

T = S



D = E

W =X

B  = C

G  =H

Z  = A

M = N

F  = G

D = E

0  = 1

1 = 2

Q = R

N = O

B = C

J = K

R = S

The Exchange Coders while developing the product being passionate about Microsoft products especially Exchange versions they have made a secret note for all of the Exchange Administrator’s  J .

Changes in msexchangemailboxreplication.exe.config file from Exchange 2013 SP1

I just happened to check maximum active moves per server before starting the migration batch for one of our client who is running Exchange 2013 SP1 and was excited to see the values increased from the earlier versions.

The XML file is located in the same bin directory as it was in Exchange 2013 CU3

<Exchange Installation Path>\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin\



The interesting part is that we don’t need to increase the values of these anymore. Because they have increased the numbers to more than sufficient value while comparing from Exchange 2013 CU3 . Also I don’t think there should be any problem  if we modify this XML file.

Values till Exchange 2013 CU3.


Values in Exchange 2013 SP1.





MaxMoveHistoryLength=”5″ RetryDelay=”00:00:30

This is really a great stuff which has been modified from Exchange 2013 SP1 which reduces the time of modifying the config file during Batch Migrations.

Exchange 2013 Key Improvements and Enhancements

1)      Managed Availability in Exchange 2013

In Exchange 2013, native, built-in monitoring and recovery actions are included in a feature called Managed Availability.

Managed Availability is the integration of built-in, active monitoring and recovering any issues of its own without any admin help and the Exchange 2013 high availability platform,allowing Exchange to make a determination on when to fail over a database based on service health.

To view the health of a server, you use the cmdlets Get-ServerHealth to retrieve the raw health data and Get-HealthReport that operates on the raw health data and provides a snapshot of the health

2)      Managed Store in Exchange 2013

This is a replacement for Information store in  earlier versions

Microsoft Exchange 2013 Managed Store is a mechanism used in Exchange Server 2013 to isolate failures at the database level.

The Managed Store in Exchange 2013 replaces the Exchange Information Store of past versions. The primary benefit of the

Exchange 2013 Managed Store is that if a single database process encounters any sort of error, only that database is affected. That said, the Managed Store also presents numerous enhancements over the Information Store, including:


•Improved integration with the Exchange Replication service,

•Better performance and resilience,

•Improved integration with Microsoft FAST search.

The Exchange 2013 Managed Store also reduces the number of potentially mounted databases per mailbox server from 100 (Exchange 2010) to 50 (Exchange 2013). This change should aid companies that rely on database availability groups (DAGs) as part of their general Exchange Server infrastructure.

3)      Safety net in Exchange 2013

Transport Dumpster  is replaced with Safety Net in Exchange 2013 unlike the earlier versions.

It prevents data loss by maintaining a queue of successfully delivered messages. Unlike the earlier version of transport dumpster It also holds emails of mailbox not a member of DAG and also public folders.

4)      Public Folders

There is no more public folders in exchange 2013.Instead the public folders are created  and associated to a parent public folder mailbox. There is no separate public folder DB in exchange 2013.Discussions can be stored, indexed, and searched

5)      Exchange Administration Center

The GUI-based EMC (Exchange Management Console) and the Web-based ECP (Exchange Control Panel) are being replaced by a single Web-based UI.No GUI and it’s an web based application.


6)      Exchange architecture revisions:

Exchange 2007 and 2010 are broken into five server roles, mainly to address performance issues like CPU performance, which would suffer if Exchange were running as one monolithic application. But Microsoft has made progress on the performance side, so Exchange 2013 has just two roles: Client Access server role and Mailbox server role. The Mailbox server role includes all the typical server components (including unified messaging), and the Client Access server role handles all the authentication, redirection, and proxy services. You can deploy Exchange 2013 with an Exchange 2010 Edge Transport server role but a 2013 Edge role is planned post-RTM.

7)      Storage Architecture

The sizing recommendations for Exchange 2010 and 2013 are the same, maximum of 2TB per database.

In 2013, the number of databases you can mount have changed, 5 in Std, but only 50 in Enterprise Exchange 2013. It is 100 in 2010 Enterprise.


8)      Transport Architecture

Divided into three Front End Transport service, Transport service, Mailbox Transport Service

Front End Transport service :  This service runs on all Client Access servers and acts as a stateless proxy for all inbound and outbound external SMTP traffic for the Exchange 2013 organization. The Front End Transport service doesn’t inspect message content, only communicates with the Transport service on a Mailbox server, and doesn’t queue any messages locally.


Transport service   This service runs on all Mailbox servers and is virtually identical to the Hub Transport server role in previous versions of Exchange. The Transport service handles all SMTP mail flow for the organization, performs message categorization, and performs message content inspection. Unlike previous versions of Exchange, the Transport service nevercommunicates directly with mailbox databases.


Mailbox Transport service   This service runs on all Mailbox servers and consists of two separate services: the Mailbox

Transport Submission service and Mailbox Transport Delivery service. The Mailbox Transport Delivery service receives SMTPmessages from the Transport service on the local Mailbox server or on other Mailbox servers, and connects to the localmailbox database using an Exchange remote procedure call (RPC) to deliver the message.


9)      Client Access Server Change

Outlook Connectivity:

CAS supports only RPC/HTTP (aka Outlook Anywhere). This architecture change is primarily to drive a

stable and reliable connectivity model.

The Exchange 2013 Client Access Server role simplifies the network layer. Session affinity at the load balancer is no longer required as CAS2013 handles the affinity aspects. CAS2013 introduces more deployment flexibility by allowing you to simplify your namespace architecture, potentially consolidating to a single world-wide or regional namespace for your Internet protocols. The new architecture also simplifies the upgrade and inter-operability story as CAS2013 can proxy or redirect to multiple versions of Exchange, whether they are a higher or lower version, allowing you to upgrade your Mailbox servers at your own pace.


10)   Changes in Active Sync

New Exchange ActiveSync provides more additional  following features:

•Support for HTML messages

•Support for follow-up flags

•Conversation grouping of email messages

•Ability to synchronize or not synchronize an entire conversation

•Synchronization of Short Message Service (SMS) messages with a user’s Exchange mailbox

•Support for viewing message reply status

•Support for fast message retrieval

•Meeting attendee information

•Enhanced Exchange Search

•PIN reset

•Enhanced device security through password policies

•Auto discover for over-the-air provisioning

•Support for setting automatic replies when users are away, on vacation, or out of the office

•Support for task synchronization

•Direct Push

•Support for availability information for contacts


11)   Outlook Web Access Replaced with outlook web app

Outlook Web App, or OWA, is completely revamped, with a new look and the ability to access it offline as a real mail client. Outlook is the rich desktop client; OWA is also a client but runs over the Web. The new OWA is also designed to be more suitable for touch interfaces, which makes it more appealing for smartphones and tablet devices.

12)   Retired Tools

Mail flow, performance troubleshooters and Exchange Best Practices Analyzer have been retired and no longer

13)   Data loss protection (DLP) in Exchange 2013

Data loss protection (DLP) is a feature that is built into the Exchange platform. A powerful tool to reduce the amount of sensitive data that leaks outside of the boundaries of the organization is written directly into the new transport rules.

This allows you to set up policies that do one or more of the following:

Enforce boundaries by preventing or limiting transmissions between groups of users, including between groups internal to a company

Apply different treatment to messages sent inside a company from messages sent outside of a company

Stop inappropriate content from coming into a company or leaving it.

Strip out confidential or otherwise sensitive data from transmissions

Archive or journal messages that are sent to or received from users or a group of users

Catch inbound and outbound messages and route them to a manager or administrator for inspection and approval prior to final delivery.

Add disclaimers to messages as they enter or leave the mail flow


14)   CDO/MAPI download for Exchange 2013


There is no support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) to communicate with Exchange Server 2013. The CDO/MAPI download is not yet available for Exchange 2013 and is “likely the primary reason” BES support is not yet available.Mobile devices can be supported Unless you are using a third-party solution that rides on top of ActiveSync.

15)   New in In-Place eDiscovery & Hold in Exchange 2013

Multi-Mailbox Search is known as In-Place eDiscovery.In Exchange Server 2010 and Office 365, Litigation Hold makes it possible to preserve mailbox items. When a user or a process attempts to delete an item permanently, it is removed from the user’s view to an inaccessible location in the mailbox. Additionally, when a user or a process modifies an item, a Copy-on-write (COW) is performed and a copy of the original item is saved right before the changed version is committed, preserving original content. The process is repeated for every change, preserving a copy of all subsequent versions.

The ability to give end users a tool to perform eDiscovery searches without the need for IT is great. Please refer the below blog.


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