Archive AND delete email

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by colinet, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. colinet macrumors 6502

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    I want to take a lot of old emails from Apple Mail, specify a certain date and then archive them. Fine, I can do that with MailStewardPro. BUT I can't see the point of that unless I can then delete all the original emails from Mail afterwards. The whole point is to make Mail sleeker and faster.

    MailStewardPro won't delete the originals - the narrator in one of their videos says as much. Neither will MailArchiver. There must be a simple way to do this.

    Anyone?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't know of anything that archives and deletes automatically.
     
  3. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't have to be one single program, though I can't see the point of archiving mail if you can't then delete it. You might as well just do a back up.

    I'd be quite happy to have take more than one step to get there, but not anything as complicated as using terminal!
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why dont you create a local mailbox, sort by date, drag the messages you want to archive into the mailbox, archive, then delete?
     
  5. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I could do that, if I had about a day to spare!!

    I set up a rule to move all emails before a specific date into a folder called ARCHIVE, but guess what, Mail refused to move some of them - no reason except 'due to an error' I love Macs. I have 5 of them, but some of the software is ****.

    I just want something simple to solve the problem.
     
  6. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't realise this site was so uptight that the word ess aitch ai tee would be replace with ****. How pathetic and rather sad. Glad I live in Australia - you know that forgotten place far from anywhere where the sun shines a lot and our recession was tiny and terrorists can't be bother to come to.
     

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