Commonly Asked User's Questions and Answers
Follow the given steps to Open & View Maildir & Maildir++ files:
Maildir e-mail format is a common way to save mail messages, where every mail message is saved in a separate file with a single name, and every folder is a directory. This improves efficiency because individual emails can be modified, deleted, as well as added without disturbing the mailbox or other mails, and makes it safer to utilize on networked file systems. The main goal of Maildir is to remove program code having to handle locking, which is quite difficult.
Maildir++ supports subfolders and mail quotas. The directories of Maildir++ contains subdirectories with names that starting with '.' (dot) that are also the Maildir++ folders. This extension is not a violation of the specification of Maildir, which clearly offers for the possibility in adding more than tmp, new, and cur to a Maildir.
Maildir is located in ~/Maildir directory. The location of mail is specified with, Mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir It uses Maildir++directory layout by default. It contains all mailboxes that are saved in a single directory with dot as prefix such as:
mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir:LAYOUT=fs
Common files you will find in a maildir directory are maildirsize, dovecot.index.log, dovecot-uidlist, dovecot.index.cache, dovecot.index.log.2, dovecot.index and folders like cur, new, tmp.
No, the Windows Maildir Reader is completely freeware software for usage. You do not have to pay anything for its utilization.
Yes, the Maildir Viewer software is designed in a way that it can read maildir format without any limitation in batch by preserving the data originality.
No, this software will only allow to open, preview as well as read Maildir/Maildir++ files by using Freeware Maildir Web Viewer. To save these Maildir files, users need to upgrade to Pro Maildir edition.
Yes, Free Maildir Reader application is compatible with all Windows 32-bit and 64- bit Operating system and supports all versions of Windows such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, etc.
Maildir format is designed to be suitable for processing via multiple application or email readers. A number of email reading applications support Maildir file, some of them are listed below:
For instance, you can read a Maildir format on Thunderbird for it being a commonly used and comparatively familiar application. You will have to use ImportExportTools add-on for Thunderbird to view Maildir messages.
NOTE: Using the ImportExportTools add-on remains the same as usual. You just have to change the file type to All Files when browsing Maildir file from the machine to be imported in Thunderbird.
You can change the default directory layout to hierarchical manner by enabling fs layout Perform the following change in Maildir to maintain hierarchy of sub-folders:maildir:~/Maildir: LAYOUT=fs
Maildir Reader application is the best choice as it helps me in the perfect analysis of the Maildir data items in exact form. The best thing about the software is that it views unlimited data rapidly to preview Maildir files.
Steffi Drake, Britain
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Lau Tichey, China
Maildir Reader works marvelously well. This free tool has made easy to view Maildir & Maildir ++ files. I am thankful to BitRecover for this superb utility, which saves a lot of time by viewing the data in batch.