[MlMt] Mail archiving best practice

Matthew Cawood mattcawood at fastmail.com
Tue Feb 3 04:22:10 EST 2015

An update: Devontech just put out an email noting that it's possible to 
drop *.mbox files onto the Devonthink dock icon to activate import.

I tried that with a MailMate *.mailbox file. It works! It's a bit clunky 
compared to DevonThink's Apple Mail importer, and some things don't work 
out. If I import from Apple Mail, the file name in Devonthink is the 
meail's subject line. Drag and drop and import from MailMate, and the 
file name is a number, which isn't very helpful. But Devonthink's 
outstanding search function should ensure I find anything I'm looking 

Also, I have to drag and drop all MailMate message folders one-by-one 
for a full backup. This isn't too much of a hardship, because everything 
I want to keep goes into one Archive folder.

Someday, it would be nice to see more integration between MailMate and 
Devonthink, two outstanding bits of artisan software out of northern 
Europe. But for now, it's enough.

On 28 Jan 2015, at 21:31, Matthew Cawood wrote:

> For my part, elegance would be the ability to import & archive 
> MailMate mailboxes into Devonthink using the Devonthink mail importer. 
> I suspect the framework is already there, and it just needs a bit of 
> UI around it.
> On 28 Jan 2015, at 20:53, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:
>> On 23 Jan 2015, at 17:09, Emory L. wrote:
>>> My practice currently is to archive/index email with DEVONthink, but 
>>> the
>>> process of getting things into DEVONthink isn't always elegant.
>> Just to be sure: You are aware of the new DEVONthink bundle available 
>> for the 64 bit release of MailMate? If yes, what do you need to make 
>> it more elegant?
>> -- 
>> Benny
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