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I have all emails located at /var/qmail/mailnames/... with plenty of emails in rough formats named like,S=7302747

However, when i open those files, i can't see attachments like images or so. Is there any simple client to view those images/attachments?

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munpack from mpack package can extract MIME encoded parts of the raw message.

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Great, i wish i find some app that has gui and can preview me emails from rough files too. – mariotanenbaum Apr 2 '13 at 1:10

You could rename/copy the files and add a .eml extension and open them with mozilla thunderbird afterwards. This should show attachments too.

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