Maildir Deduplicate

Command-line tool to deduplicate mails from a set of maildir folders.

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  • Duplicate detection based on cherry-picked mail headers.
  • Source mails from multiple maildirs.
  • Multiple removal strategies based on size, timestamp or file path.
  • Dry-run mode.
  • Protection against false-positives by checking for size and content differences.


This package is available on PyPi, so you can install the latest stable release and its dependencies with a simple pip call:

$ pip install maildir-deduplicate


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