Software Pre-Requisite

  • Platinum Class Processor
  • Minimum Memory: 512MB RAM (1GB Recommended)
  • Disk Space: Enough space to store the recovered output
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Use the third-party app password of the chosen Email client to Sign in to the tool.

User Interface

After running the SysInfo Maildir Converter on your PC, you can find the below-mentioned interface:

User Interface


Browse  Browse: It allows you to add the Maildir files from your system.

Select Files   Select Files: Click this button to add the Maidir files to the software.

Select Folder  Select Folder: Press this to choose the folders from the system.

Remove  Remove: It will exclude the added Maildir files.

Remove All   Remove All: It enables you to remove all the added Maildir files.

Next   Next: Tap on this to move to another process.

Previous  Previous: Click this button to move on to earlier steps.

Path To Save  Path To Save: Tap on this to select the destination path.

Convert  Convert: Press to start the conversion process.

Download Report  Download Report: Tap on this to save the report of Maildir files conversion.

Convert Again  Convert Again: Click this to restart the migration again.

Software Working

Download and Install the SysInfo Maildir Converter

Steps to Convert the Maildir Files into Different File Formats

  • Step 1: Start the Sysinfo Maildir Converter as an Administrator on your PC.
    Step 1
  • Step 2: Now, the software provides you with two options (Single File or Multiple Files/Folders).
    Step 2
  • Step 3: Here, we select the Multiple files/Folders option and then press Next.
    Step 3
  • Step 4: Click on the Select Folder option to select the Maidir files from the system.
    Step 4
  • Step 5: After adding the files to the tool, click the Next button.
    Step 5
  • Step 6: Here, you can view the folders present on your selected Maildir files.
    Step 6
  • Step 7: Check the folders from the tree structure which you want to backup or migrate. You can also preview the content and attachments of a specific email. Click Next.
    Step 7
  • Step 8: Now, select the file format from the drop-down menu of Saves/Backup/Migrate As.
    Step 8
  • Step 9: The selected File format is PST
    Step 9
  • Step 10: Check the Remove Duplicate Mail to delete similar emails from the selected Maildir folders.
    Step 10
  • Step 11: Save in Same to make the source and destination folder the same for the new backup folder.
    Note:- If you select this Save in Same, then the Path To Save is automatically disabled.
    Step 11
  • Step 12: Migrate or Backup emails Without the Attachments files feature to exclude the attachments from the emails.
    Step 12
  • Step 13: Check the split Resultant PST option to break the PST files based on MB or GB.
    Step 13
  • Step 14: Separate the emails between the Start Date and End Date using the Mail Filter.
    Step 14
  • Step 15: Check these options if required:
    • Restore to Default Folder:- It allows you to restore all the Maildir data.
    • Separate PST:- It separates your resultant PST.
    Step 15
  • Step 16: Make the Custom Folder Name to assign the name of the resultant folder.
    Step 16
  • Step 17: Click on Both Buttons:
    • Path To Save:- Tap on this to select the destination path for the resultant folder.
    • Convert:- Click on the Start the conversion of Maildir files.
    Step 17
  • Step 18: Finally, you can also download the report of the process.
    Step 18

Import Maildir files into Email Clients

Follow the steps from 1 to 7 and then go along with the below steps to import Maildir files into other email clients.

  • Step 8: Now, choose the email client from the drop-down list of Saves/Backup/Migrate As. (Selected email client is Gmail).
    Step 19
  • Step 9: Enter your Gmail id and third-party app password in the software and click on the Sign In button.
    Step 19
  • Step 10: Remove Duplicate Mail option to remove similar items from the Maildir folders.
    Step 19
  • Step 11: Check the Migrate or Backup emails without Attachments files to transfer only the emails without their attachments.
    Step 19
  • Step 12: Mail Filter option to separate the Maildir emails in an individual date range.
    Step 19
  • Step 13: Opt for these options:
    • Custom Folder Name:- Check this to define the name of the output folder.
    • Convert:- Click on this to initiate the migration of Maildir to Gmail.
    Step 19

Frequently Asked Questions

Maildir is a modern way to maintain email messages on Linux or UNIX OS. In this form of email, the messages are stored in a separate file with a unique name. Every folder within the Maildir is represented as a directory. Whenever a message is added, relocated, or erased the file locking system is handled by the local file system.

Supported platforms

  • Mail Servers:- Qmail, Xmail, Exim, Dovecot, Courier Mail Server.
  • Email Clients:- Thunderbird(Beta), Pine, Malix, Mutt, Alpine, Balsa, Cone
  • Delivery Agents:- Procmail, Maildrop, Get email, MSwatch, MPOP