- Jun 17, 2021
- Reaction score
- Near Edmonton
- Ram Year
- 2021 2500
May 22, 2023, added some additional info to make it easier for folks to follow.Thanks! That's what I did. Had the dealer program 4 fobs. The tailgate release worked instantly. Then yesterday I made my first real changes. Turned on the Gear indicator and remote start. It was a little confusing trying to figure out which modules things were located in but I got it done. Also, My BCM log file is showing up blank in google drive. I know I read some where that there was a trick to viewing it but I can't locate that post again.
I am presuming folks know how to populate the configuration file so once that is done but just in case;
AlfaOBD App: https://amzn.to/2LuO72mOBDLink MX: https://amzn.to/2Cvb032OBDLink MX+: https://amzn.to/2BzyIcE2018+ Mod: https://www.ramforum.com/threads/2018-r...
All the videos deal with uploading the file to Google Drive. I don't like Google so I wanted another option to save the file locally.
Email yourself the log file from AlphaOBD then double click to open the attachment on the email, you will be able to read the full file. You can send the file using any mail application but to be able to read it so far only works using Outlook. You double click on the attachment while in Outlook and it renders the list right into the email body, to open the attachment in the email. You can also save the actual email from Outlook, as opposed to the attachment, it will save with a.MSG extension and Outlook will open that properly and generate the complete configuration list. The rest of the email programs so far say it doesn't recognise the file format. The files don't open with word, notepad or excel either. You can however copy the info from the Outlook email and drop it into Word so you can email the file to firends in an easy to read format, or post it on here as an attachment.
An MSG file is how Outlook stores single emails.
Microsoft’s email client Outlook uses the MSG format (i.e., a file with a ‘.msg’ extension) to store single email messages. When you drag-and-drop an email from Outlook to a folder on your computer, it’s converted into an MSG file. This file stores the email text, but it also stores the email metadata – things like who sent the email, who received it and when, etc. And it also stores links and attachments from the email. Microsoft owns the MSG format, though. So, you have to open MSGs with Outlook or Microsoft-compatible software.
Outlook is more than just an email client. It’s also a calendar, task manager, Rolodex, journal, notepad, and more. So, an MSG could be an email, an appointment, a task, a contact, etc. Any Outlook ‘item’ really. It’s stored as a different MSG subtype, and as we’ll see, this is relevant when you’re opening MSGs.
So, what’s the simplest way to open an MSG? Well, it depends. What do you want to do with it?
Your options change depending on if you want just a glance at an MSG’s contents, or if you need to use those contents as evidence in a trial or deposition (i.e., as part of eDiscovery).
Option 1: Opening an MSG for a glance at its contents.
If you only want an informal glimpse, it’s relatively easy to open an MSG.
Open the MSG with Outlook (in Windows): If you have access to Outlook, double-click the MSG and it’ll automatically open using Outlook. If it doesn’t, right-click on it, choose the ‘Open With’ option, and select ‘Outlook’. Alternatively, you can copy/paste the MSG manually. (Right-click it and select ‘Copy’, then go to the Outlook window. Here, right-click and select ‘Paste’.)