[MlMt] Abandoning a mail account--how to keep old messages?

Michael Nietzold lists.freron.com at nietzold.com
Sun Jan 27 17:18:04 EST 2019

Maybe MailMate can introduce an „offline mailbox“ where no IMAP connection is required. Just an storage in the databade

Von meinem iDingens gesendet...

> Am 27.01.2019 um 01:43 schrieb Bill Cole <mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com>:
>> On 25 Jan 2019, at 23:38, Dave C wrote:
>> I presume that if I delete the account from MailMate that the messages will no longer be accessible.
> Yes. However, if you want to keep them accessible to MM, you can just set the account 'offline' and maybe even break the server settings for it to make sure nothing ever pops up at that address listening for connections eager to authenticate. Just make sure to never ask MM to rebuild the datyabase b y re-downloading everything.
>> I’d like to keep a copy of these. Is there a way?
> If the above method makes you nervous (which isn't unreasonable) you can use the "Export" bundle (under the Command menu) to save all of the messages in the account. If you use the "Copy to Folder" option, it stores all of the messages you have selected into a folder inside the one you specify (Export->Select Export Folder) as individual .eml files, inside folders named for their IMAP mailboxes. The folder naming is a bit annoying, since it collapses hierarchical mailbox structures into a single set of folders (like IMAP often is, internally) but with this approach you get a bunch of files that Spotlight will index for you for easy searching and which no longer have to remain in the MM database, where they eat RAM and disk space.
> Or, as others have suggested: EagleFiler.
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