I can use mutt to read maildir on Mac, but is there any graphical tool available?

mutt -f /path/to/maildir

Since mutt can't render HTML emails, I will need something else.

Any ideas?

EDIT for thunderbird

I've changed mail store to maildir format,

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And selected a local folder,

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The UI become like this, unexpected ..

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Thunderbird can use maildir. https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Basics/Maildir-in-Thunderbird/ta-p/32138. Create a new account in thunderbird. Quit thunderbird. cd to the newly created maildir. rm -rf and then symlink to your existing maildir you used with mutt. Reopen thunderbird.

  • Looks good, where should I symlink the maildir to?
    – daisy
    Mar 2, 2017 at 0:13
  • @daisy It looks like you are pointing to the original maildir from inside thunderbird. I was suggesting that you let thunderbird make a new maildir, then delete it. then symlink. rm -rf /path/to/thunderbirdmaildir ;; ln -s /path/to/muttmaildir /path/tothunderbirdmaildir ;; why not let thunderbird or Mail.app just redownload the messages from imap? Mar 2, 2017 at 7:29

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