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Reads email text from emlx file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Text 5.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Text.ReadEMLXFile"; FilePath { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
FilePath The native file path. Something like "/Users/cs/desktop/test.txt" on Mac and "C:\Programs\Data\test.txt" on Windows. Files without path end in the root directory on Mac. "test.txt"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native. This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.


Returns text on success and error on failure.


Reads email text from emlx file.
This function provides the raw text from an emlx file as Apple Mail uses them to store emails. You may need to use Text.ReplaceNewline function to change new line characters.
You have to decide which encoding to use (if not native). We support a few encodings, but we can add more if you need something special.

See also Text.ReadTextFile for normal text files and eml files.

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Created 14th September 2015, last changed 12nd November 2015

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