Open a mbox file

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Open a mbox file

Post by rbon »

Hi Rickard,
I have downloaded a 'takeout' from Gmail.
This .zip archive contains a .mbox file with all my emails.

The mbox file is (from this link
"MBOX file is a Unix Mailbox file. MBOX is a generic term for a family of related file formats used for holding collections of electronic mail messages. All messages in an mbox mailbox are concatenated and stored as plain text in a single file. In mboxes a new mail always begins with a "From " line, commonly referred to as From_-line."

Can RJ TextEd open this file ? How ?


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Rickard Johansson
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Re: Open a mbox file

Post by Rickard Johansson »

You should be able to open it in any text editor, but I think it's better to open it using e.g. Thunderbird or MBOX File Viewer.

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