1.5 Applicability Statement

The .msg File Format is used to store a Message object in a .msg file, which then can be shared between clients or message stores that use the file system.

There are scenarios for which storing a Message object in the .msg File Format would not be particularly well-suited. For example, a .msg file is not suitable in the following scenarios:

  • Maintaining a large standalone archive. A better option would be a more full-featured format that can render views more efficiently.

  • Sending information to an unknown receiver. In this scenario, it is possible that the format is not supported by the receiver or that information that is private or irrelevant might be transmitted.