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I've got huge amounts of old e-mails which begin to clutter my IMAP mailbox. I can easily download them all from my account and store them as .mbox files locally, but the question is: How can I browse them after storing them locally? I need to search through them (more or less efficiently.), and occasionally open an attachment. They will be never synchronised again with an online folder. I also don't need the ability to resort/delete/retag etc.

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use any mail client – joe Nov 10 '09 at 20:06
Unfortunately, those want you to set up an account usually -- unless there is some offline addon for Thunderbird/etc.? – Anteru Nov 10 '09 at 21:45

Try this: Importing "mbox"

It gives you instructions on how to import local mbox files into a few different clients. You will then be able to view them.

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