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Free Maildir Viewer Wizard

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View Maildir & Maildir++ files Email Messages with Attachments on Windows

  • Free Windows Maildir Reader to preview Maildir file format.
  • Portable device to open and read local Maildir directories & messages
  • Dual Options to open single & multiple maildir & maildir++ files
  • Browse all files/folders containing Maildir & Maildir++ files.
  • No file size as well as file content limitation to open Maildir file.
  • Preview unlimited Maildir files to save time and effort in content.
  • Upgrade option available to switch Maildir files into other formats.
  • Preserves the data integrity while viewing Maildir structure.
  • Free of cost Maildir viewer to read mails in maildir with items.
  • Offers an easy process to open & search mails in Maildir and Maildir ++.
  • Maildir viewer is accessible on all version of Windows OS.
  • Completely safe and error free utility with guarantee.

Features of Free Maildir Viewer
Software to open, preview and read Maildir file messages.

Open & View Maildir

Open & View Maildir & Maildir++ files

Bitrecover Maildir Viewer is capable to view & open Maildir files as well as Maildir++ files with complete sub-directory folders like temp(storing temporary email messages), cur(storing all the read Maildir emails), new (storing new incoming emails).

Preview unlimited Maildir files

Preview unlimited Maildir files

The Preview feature in Bitrecover Maildir Files enables to view bulk emails in multiple folders without imposing any limitation on the number of files being read. This is a tool which is free of cost that enables you to read your complete Maildir directory database. Maildir Reader also enables you to view Maildir email details such as Attachments, Date, From, To, Subject , Time & much more

Dual Approaches

Dual Approaches to Load Maildir Files

The Maildir Viewer software provides two different options to browse Maildir / maildir++ files : Select File & Select Folder options. The Select folder option enables users to simple browse & view Maildir the root folder consisting of all sub-folders like Inbox, Sent items, Drafts folder consisting of sub-folders & maildir files. The Select Files option enables to simple browse single Maildir / Maildir++ files.

Search within Maildir

Search within Maildir Directories

The software allows users to open Maildir files & search email specifications within Maildir emails For this you can simply enter the keyword that you need to find & search by Whole word or Case sensitive Option. The software also provides multiple search scopes like “Search only displayed headers”, “Search entire RAW message” & “Search between specified Date Range”

Preserves the data integrity

Preserves the data integrity

The Maildir Reader software gives you the complete email preview , without altering your email information such as Subject, date, From , To etc. Thereby retain all email formatting keeping the source information the same.

Maildir Compatibility

Maildir Compatibility

The Maildir Viewer software is capable to read all Maildir files created by email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird & all Server Maildir++ email file. All you need is to browse the required files & open the files in the software.

Maildir Reader Wizard Specification
Know Minimum System Specifications to Download & Use the App with Ease

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Software Download
Size 10.4 MB
Version 5.0
1609 Ratings

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space

Minimum 512 MB is required

Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor(x86,x64) or equivalent

Supported Editions

Win 10 & All Below Windows Versions

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly Asked User's Questions and Answers

How to view Maildir files with complete directories ?

Follow the given steps to Open & View Maildir & Maildir++ files:

  • Step 1 : After download , Run Maildir Viewer tool and click on Open button to select files.
  • Step 2 : Maildir Reader gives dual option to load Maildir mailboxes i.e. Select File or Select Folder.
  • Step 2 : Now showing email messages in software panel, select any particular mail to read Maildir files information.
  • Step 3 : You can search within Maildir directories for finding desired emails

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:

  • Maildir/.folder/
  • Maildir/.folder.subfolder/
To utilize it in hierarchical directories, as mentioned:
  • Maildir/folder/
  • Maildir/folder/subfolder/
Users need to enable fs layout:

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

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