How to view .mbox files on Linux?

How to view .mbox files on Linux?

Thunderbird can read mbox files well.

You can drop your mbox files to the Local Folders directory of Thunderbird and restart Thunderbird. It will index the emails and show them.

To find the Local Folders directory of Thunderbird:

Open “Account Settings” and click on “Local Folders” to see where Thunderbird is looking for local mail folders.

It may be something like:

“C:UsersmyselfAppDataRoamingThunderbirdProfiles8c7wa8d7y1.defaultMailLocal Folders” on Windows.


“/home/eric/.thunderbird/3d1ss5n8.default/Mail/Local Folders” on Linux.

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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