Trying to mount archived mbox file from cdrom in folder of evolution profile

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Feb 28 22:15:58 UTC 2008

On 02/27/2008 08:21 PM, John Toliver wrote:
> So as a follow up question, does anyone know of a way to get evolution
> to read an mbox formatted file straight off the cdrom?
> As a last resort, I'd copy the old archive back onto the active disk but
> I don't want to do that.  I want to mount it just to view from the
> cdrom.  Alternatively, a program that reads and displays files in mbox
> format, like an mbox viewer or something similar.

Well you could try and do it in the same way that you can read your
/var/mail etc., set up a 'Local delivery'  or "Standard Unix mbox spool
directory" server type. Not exactly sure what problems you'd encounter
due to the CD not having write capability, but it should be easy enough
to test.

Edit|Preferences|Mail Account|Add
- enter some identifying name and use john at localhost
Forward|Server type - Local delivery or Standard Unix mbox spool
directory - try them both
Configuration: path to cd files

With any luck you'll be able to read/view the emails in the same way
that you can read your local /var/mails.

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