E-Mail History Browser for Windows

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 30, 2016
Updated • Jan 4, 2016

E-Mail History Browser is a third-party standalone program for the Windows operating system that enables you to browse email archives independent of installed clients on the machine.

The program has not been designed to read emails but to display a thorough account of the email communication history of one or multiple archives on the computer.

Users who want full read access on top of that may want to try out software like Mailstore Home instead which provides that functionality.

E-Mail History Browser

The portable program offers to scan the system for supported email archives on start. It will scan the system automatically if you select the option, and display its findings afterwards in the interface.

e-mail history browser

As far as supported programs are concerned, it supports Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Unfortunately, it does not support the new Windows Mail application, options to load common email formats manually into the application or the integration of IMAP folders.

The information are stored in a local file that you can load in the future directly meaning that you don't have to run scans whenever you want to use the program.

E-Mail History Browser lists emails that it finds by mail server and client in a sidebar after the scan. You can switch between different clients with a click of the mouse button, and display the email history with a click on a folder.

Information provided include the sender name and subject, the date and time it was received, the email address and the size. Other information that are made available include whether files were attached to the email and flagged.

A search is provided that you can use to find emails of interest quickly, but it is limited to the selected folder and not available globally. Again, if you require global search you may find Mailstore Home to be the better companion application for that as it supports that.

MiTeC E-Mail History Browser is more of a metadata browser for supported email archives than a program that you can use to quickly find emails and conversations. While it can be used for the latter as well, it lacks features such as a global search option or access to email contents or attachments that you may find useful.

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  1. S2015 said on January 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Or, the author can consider improving or upgrading current version of E-Mail History Browser, such as the ability to help a user to read & download his/her mails from different mail systems.
    This means that we would call E-Mail History Browser as “E-Mail History Master/Manager” instead. Hehe.

  2. Maelish said on January 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I suppose my big question is… why do I need this? Email clients already have histories built into them.

  3. koe said on January 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Does it also support email exported from gmail accounts? With filtering by user set tags? I’d use that a lot if available.

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