|Our Rating||6 /10|
Mail Viewer for standalone files containing Microsoft Outlook Express 4,5 and 6 message database (*.idx/*.mbx/*.dbx), Windows Vista Mail/Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird message databases as well as standalone EML files. This application is based on MiTeC Outlook Express Reader. It displays list of contained messages with all needed properties as ordinary e-mail client. In Mail Viewer message can be viewed in detailed view including attachments (save ability) and HTML preview.
Mail Viewer has powerful searching and filtering capability and also allows to extract all email address from all emails in opened folder to list by one click. Selected messages can be saved to *.eml files with or without their attachments. Attachments can be extracted from selected messages by one command. Of course, opened messages can be printed including images in Mail Viewer.
Simply run MiTeC Mail Viewer, point it at the location of the file, and then select the folder you want to view. You’ll then be able to browse through the e-mail, and save individual files as well as attachments. It’s also nice that you can view not just the e-mail itself, but also the source code as well. This can come in handy for tracing suspicious e-mail or checking for phishing scams. The program does have some problems, though. It didn’t properly read HTML messages; I could decipher the content, but it didn’t look like the original message. Aside from that, MiTeC Mail Viewer is free and simple, so worth a try if you need to view Outlook Express e-mail without having access to Outlook Express.