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Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Tue Sep 6 09:14:30 IST 2005

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On 06/09/05, William Schwartz <schwartzw at> wrote:
> I'm using MailScanner to archive all email for a particular domain in both
> maildir and mbox formats.
>  In my archive.rules I have:
>  FromOrTo: *
> /data/mail_archive/
>  FromOrTo: * /data/mail_archive/
>  Everything appears to work great.  I get daily directoies in
> /data/mail_archive/ that contain the maildir files and I have a
> cron job that rotates the mbx file weekly.
>  My question is what's the best way to read these?  I've played with
> Thunderbird and Outlook express and I don't see a good way to import the
> archive.  Is there another application out there that would allow for easy
> viewing of the archives? (both formats).
>  Thanks,
>  Bill
"mail -f <mbox-file>" has always been a safe thing to use (and it's
easy to use too:-).
I used to use pine for a rather long time... Or one could use Sylpheed
or even kmail...
Trick is to either work on a copy or make very sure that the MUA don't
mess up the file(s).

-- Glenn
email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
work: glenn < dot > steen < at > ap1 < dot > se

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