'Archiving' Mac Mail messages by date

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

  1. dakotaspurs macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2011
    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

  2. lpeedin macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    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

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

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