Maildir e-mail file format is a common way to save mail messages, where every mail message is saved in a separate file with a single name, and every folder is a directory. Maildir improves efficiency because individual emails can be modified, deleted, as well as added without disturbing the mailbox or other mails, and makes it safer to utilize on networked file systems(Server).
Maildir++ file format supports sub-folders and mail quotas. The mail directory of Maildir++ contains subdirectories with names that starting with '.' (dot) that are also the Maildir++ file folders. Maildir++ extension is not a violation of the specification of Maildir, which clearly offers the possibility of adding more than tmp, new, and cur folder to a Maildir.
Maildir is located in ~/Maildir directory. The location of mail is specified with, Mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
It uses Maildir++directory layout by default. It contains all mailboxes that are saved in a single mail directory with dot as prefix such as:
To utilize it in hierarchical directories, as mentioned:
Users need to enable fs layout:
Common files you will find in a mail directory are maildirsize, dovecot.index.log, dovecot-uidlist, dovecot.index.cache, dovecot.index.log.2, dovecot.index and folders like cur, new, tmp.
Yes, You are able to read Maildir file from any FTP server and in any Windows OS like 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista & XP.
No, There is no limitation of Maildir file size or quantity of files. Maildir Reader support Maildir file of any size (for e.g. 1 GB Maildir file). You can use this Maildir Browser software multiple times without any hassles.
No, This is a free viewing tool which is mainly used to open any Maildir files. Upgrade to Maildir Viewer Pro version to save Maildir emails into PDF format.