Is there a way to open MBOX files without importing?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by syndalis, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. syndalis macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    Hey there, folks!

    I have massive mbox archives (3-5 gigs a piece) in which many years of email have been stored. I know I can import them to browse through the contents, but that is a major pain in the ass, and could potentially take hours.

    What I would rather do is open the mbox file (not in a text editor, as said... big file), and browse the archive in a similar fashion to the way you could do the same with pst files in outlook.

    I read somewhere that you used to be able to do that with the Mail app, but I can see no way to accomplish this in SL.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Try out MailSteward - you can use it for free up to 15k emails I believe and can read mbox files.

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