Using unix mail with maildir format

J65nko BSD j65nko at
Thu Jun 30 01:24:21 GMT 2005

On 6/29/05, bsd <bsd at> wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a way to read mail with unix "mail"
> program?
> I've been using this program since couple of years and I am quite
> happy with It…
> I can't seem to find a shortcut to have It read maildir format…

The program "maildir2mbox" (part of qmail), can convert a Maildir into
mbox format. See
There is also a short shell script called "qail" which runs
maildir2mbox and then "mail".


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