[MlMt] Moving messages to local storage

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Tue Jan 17 07:30:47 EST 2017

On 16 Jan 2017, at 14:49, David Ledger wrote:

> Does dragging produce any different results to Command -> Export -> 
> Select Export Folder,

Dragging produces `.eml` files (raw RFCx822 emails equivalent to what is 
store don the IMAP server). These are indexed by Spotlight (using a 
plugin included with MailMate). The “Command ▸ Export” adds emails 
to an `.mbox` file using the `formail` command. The filename is based on 
the IMAP folder path.

> and can the results of either or both methods be re-imported using 
> File -> Import Messages ?


> What does Command -> Export -> Copy to box actually do?

Appends the selected emails to a `.mbox` file within the selected export 
folder (by default this is `~/Desktop/MailMate Export`). The name of the 
`.mbox` file is based on the IMAP mailbox path of the selected emails 
(this might be multiple files).

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.freron.com/pipermail/mailmate/attachments/20170117/6ea97005/attachment.html>

More information about the mailmate mailing list