Feature #264

Ability to readonly view mail from custom maildir folder or mbox file

Added by Alexey Korepov over 2 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:09/20/2016
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Hiroyuki Yamamoto% Done:


Category:SylpheedSpent time:-
Target version:-


Many mail applications have ability to archive/export old mail to maildir folder (where each message saved as .eml file) or mbox file.

Very often people needs to quickly find and view only one message from this archive. But I can't find any tool to view messages from that archives without importing. In Thunderbird, KMail, Evolution and other mail clients for quickly find and view one message - I must import all messages from archive to some account, and only after this - I can view messages. I have found only one opensource tool for operating with mbox files (https://sourceforge.net/projects/mbox-viewer/), but no ways for view maildir folder.

Can you add view-only interface to your mail client Sylpheed that can show and sort/filter mail from any custom separate maildir folder in filesystem? This will be very useful feature!

Seems that implementing this will not so hard, because Sylpheed already work with Inbox and other folders like with maildir directories. Will be good if I can type in command line "sylpheed --view-folder=~/mailarchive/2015" and quickly see list of all messages from this folder

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