Settings Menu

MailDex has a menu to adjust the program’s performance, font, date format among other things.

Below, you will find a description of the settings meaning and what they do.


You can open the settings menu by clicking on the first tab, then clicking on settings

The first option is the Font selection. The font selected here will apply to the interface of the program.

This font selection does not modify the font in the metadata of the email.

Delay before displaying messages:

This option helps with the performce of users with low end devices as it will delay the displaying of the messages when the software is open the first time. Enabling this on high end devices will give the impression of a low response from the program.

Display PST/OST messages:

This option enables or disables the display of PST /OST files to the previously open filed when you closed MailDex. It uses more resources.

Load PST/OST at startup

This option as the one before, goes one step above and start loading the files previously opened in MailDex before it was closed.

Display remote images:

This option enables or disables the loading of remote images on the body of the emails.


Maximum number of messages to display

By default, MailDex shows the first 100 messages of your project/file. This is to improve performance and maintain the program snappy. You can increase the number of message with the slider to the maximum (10,000 messages)



This option allows you to select the language of the program. This does not change nor translate the email content.

Date format and Time format:

These options allow you to select the desired or preferred date and time format on the program.

Please note that these settings do not change the dates and times on the email metadata.

Maximum time to export one email:

Some emails are larger than others, by default this setting is set to 1200 seconds. If you are dealing with large emails or large attachment conversion, we recommend increasing the time to 3200 or 4600 accordingly.

Export speed:

The export speed can be defined as the controller for the resources on your device (CPU and RAM)

If your device is struggling with the task using too much RAM or CPU, we recommend setting it to Low.

Setting the export speed to LOW will increase the time of completion but will ensure to use your device’s resources properly. If you have more resources to spare and would like to increase the performance of the export, you can use the Medium or High settings.

(C) Encryptomatic LLC