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

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Wed Jan 30 08:28:34 EST 2019

On 27 Jan 2019, at 1:43, Bill Cole wrote:

> 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.

This is also one of the main reasons MailMate does not support local 
mailboxes. It makes it more likely that a user is faced by data loss in 
case a MailMate bug destroys the database. This risk makes me nervous :)

*If* local mailboxes return to MailMate some day then it'll be more like 
having MailMate index the content of a hierarchy of disk folders (like 
when exporting emails from MailMate using “Command ▸ Export to 
Folder”). This would make it easy for the user to re-add the emails to 
MailMate in case of a database rebuild. Some day...

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