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Specifically an Apple Mail .mbox file. I'm looking for a way to browse the emails it contains short of just importing it back into Apple Mail and cluttering up my currents emails.

I don't mind having to convert the mbox file to something else if need be.

A command line tool is also fine (preferred even).

Many thanks if anyone can help!

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Give Thunderbird a go. – user3463 Jul 13 '12 at 22:47
I'm assuming it needs to be for/in OS X? Or would a windows or linux solution be fine? – Journeyman Geek Jul 13 '12 at 23:54
up vote 9 down vote accepted

OS X, like most Unix and Linux variants, has the command-line mail and mailx clients.

You can see if they will read your .mbox file. They do use mbox as one of the filenames they handle.

mail -f ~/.mbox

Use the x command to exit without changing the file.

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Thanks, this is just what I needed! – Matthew Jul 31 '12 at 12:19

I might create a secondary user and import your file there... Easy-peasy browsing without cluttering up your account.

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