[MlMt] Dragging Emails to Desktop for Long Term Achive

Zak McClellan zmcclellan at diconconsulting.com
Thu Jan 21 17:43:38 EST 2021


This is customizable.  Information may be found here:

- https://manual.mailmate-app.com/hidden_preferences.html
- https://lists.freron.com/mailmate/2014-December/003494.html

I have mine set up this way:

Command: defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmFilenameFormatString 
-string '${#date/(\S*) (\d\d):(\d\d):(\d\d).*/$1_$2-$3-$4/} - 
[${from.name:${from.address}}] - ${subject}.eml'
Result: 2016-09-26_16-21-59 - [Zak] - Email Subject.eml

The only issue I have is the timezone used to label the file.  Some 
messages use the local time, some use UTC.  It does mess up file 

Not sure about dragging and dropping in one step.  I just tag the saved 
email as 'saved-eml.'


> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:34:53 -0600
> From: Mick <mick at exegesis.com>
> To: mailmate at lists.freron.com
> Subject: [MlMt] Dragging Emails to Desktop for Long Term Achive
> Message-ID: <ABB984E2-784F-429B-B5B1-987C856B411D at exegesis.com>
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> Two archive questions:
> #1. When dragging emails out of MailMate to local storage folder,
> separate .eml files are created with todays created date, but not the
> content created date.  Hazy memrory -> This has been possible somehow 
> in
> the past, maybe with other software.   Is there a way with MailMate ?
> #2. Is there a method to drag-copy-delete in one step to local storage
> folder?
> Thx Mick
>> For long term archival I now simply recommend dragging emails out of
>> MailMate to
>> save them on disk and then delete them in MailMate (and thereby on 
>> the
>> IMAP server).
>> These are still going to be searchable using Spotlight and viewable 
>> in
>> MailMate (but
>> not searchable in MailMate).    by Benny Kjær Nielsen Tue, 17 Jan
>> 2017 04:31:41 -0800
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