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What is .MSF File Extension?

There are mainly 5 types of .msf file extensions which are used by different applications. MSF (Mail summery file) of Mozilla Thunderbird is the most popular among them. So read complete information of each MSF file type.

  1. .msf- Mozilla Thunderbird mail summary file
  2. .msf- Epson file
  3. .msf- Miranda IM skin settings file
  4. .msf- Multiple sequence file
  5. .msf- Blue Card Manager Merit Badge Mastersheet File

1: Specification of MSF File Extension!

Format Type:Text and Binary
File Category:Email
Hex Signature:2F 2F 20 3C 21 2D 2D 20 3C 6D 64 62 3A 6D 6F 72 6B
ASCII code:// !-- mdb:mork:z
Supported Platforms:Windows, MAC and Linux

Detailed Information About MSF File Extension!

The .msf file format is primarily related with Mozilla Thunderbird application. A MSF file type contains mail headers as well as summaries but not keeps complete messages. The .MSF (mail summery file) does not keep complete information of emails that's why .mbox and .EML file extensions are preferred by the users while migrating data to another mail program. A user can convert MBOX to Outlook PST format to open e-mails in Microsoft Outlook. There are a few application available which can open MSF file format as shown in next section.

Mozilla Thunderbird mainly uses 3 file Types:

  1. MSF File Extension: This file is also known as mail summery file that contains only header and email summaries only.
  2. MBOX File Extension: It is used to store email messages in the standard plain text format.
  3. MAB File Extension: It is Mozilla Address Book File used to store personal as well as business contact details.

Note: The tool creates .msf and .mbox both files for each folder such as: Inbox, Draft and Sent Items etc.

How to Open MSF File Extension?

Software to Read MSF Files in Windows OS:

  1. Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Mozilla SeaMonkey
  3. Netscape

Program to Open MSF File in MAC OS X:

  1. Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Mozilla SeaMonkey
  3. Netscape

Read MSF File in Linux Operating System:

  1. Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Mozilla SeaMonkey
  3. Netscape

2: .msf - Epson file

File Category:Various data file type
Mime Type:application/vnd.epson.msf

The msf file extension is also used by applications developed by Epson. The msf file generally stores some kind of data used by Epson tools. Which is a Japanese developer of electronic devices.

Software to Open MSF File in Windows:
  1. Not Specified
3: .msf - Miranda IM skin settings file
Developer:Miranda IM
File Category:Settings Files

The MSF file extension is also related to Miranda and used for skin settings file of Miranda instant messaging program. You can read this setting file by using Miranda IM Project. These MSF file are generally stored in the \Program Files\Miranda IM\skins folder.

Application to Open MSF File:
  1. Miranda IM
4: .msf - Multiple sequence file
Developer:The Open Group
File Category:Sequences

The MSF (Multiple Sequence Format) can store multiple sequences in a single file. The .MSF files not only stores sequence name but also the sequence itself. You can identify a single sequence within an MSF file, a subclass of sequences, or all sequences.

Application to Open MSF File:
  1. Not Specified
5: .msf - Blue Card Manager Merit Badge Mastersheet File
Developer:Scout Management Software
File Category:Data Files

The Blue card manager is a program used to manage Boy Scouts member information. It uses the MSF file which contains data of scouts in merit badge classes. The file helps badge counselors to track information about members.

Application to Open MSF File:
  1. Scout Management Blue Card Manager