'Archiving' Mac Mail messages by date

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dakotaspurs, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. dakotaspurs macrumors member

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    Aug 24, 2011
    #1
    Hi everybody,

    Not sure if it is possible to do this but if anyone knows how to it would be great.

    I file all of my emails in folders under the 'ON MY MAC' section of Mail. But after 4 years I obviously have a lot of emails here that I would like to clear out.

    Does anyone know of any scripts or apps that would allow me to search all of these folders and move/archive all emails up until a certain date to a new area (outside of Mail) and then allow me to delete these emails from Mail?

    I have see this app online http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/email-archiver/id407821589?mt=12 but not sure it does what I am after, and it definitely doesn't delete the files from Mail.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

    Simon
     
  2. lpeedin macrumors regular

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    Nov 4, 2011
    #2
    You could set up a rule to move any message that has a receive date greater than 1461 (4 years) to an archive folder, then periodically you could manually export that folder.
     
  3. dakotaspurs thread starter macrumors member

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    Aug 24, 2011
    #3
    Sounds so simple it could just work ;) Thanks lpeedin
     

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