Allowing IIS to Open Various File Formats Using Internet Explorer
ByPaul BurchFebruary 8, 2022February 10, 2022
If you manage your own web server and want to make sure that your Internet clients are able to open those files within their browser, you may have to do some customization in IIS to make sure the web server knows how to instruct the browser on opening the file.
For example, IIS is already configured with much of the information needed, but in the case of .msg files, Microsoft Outlook will not be invoked automatically to open the file. Without the proper configuration, the web server will most likely redirect you to a Page Not Found.
Open IIS and navigate to the web site
Choose the tab HTTP Headers
Locate MIME type button.
Add the extension as .MSG and MIME Type as application/vnd.ms-outlook
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Paul is a passionate programmer who enjoys writing about all things technical. He likes getting into the nitty-gritty of technology and describing it in a way that anybody can understand.