How to archieve mailbox?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, at school, people use the Windows version of Microsoft Outlook. They set some kind of automatic archive so that their mailbox don't get full.

    I have been using Mail which came with the Mac OS 10.8.5. Recently, I receive a message daily saying that my mailbox is going to be full. I don't want to delete emails (got lots of important ones with attachments). How can I solve this problem under Mac OS? Is there a similar archive feature in Mac?
     
  2. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    they are probably using export to .pst.


    Quick googling found this:


    http://guides.macrumors.com/Archiving_E-Mail

    Haven't used but the source should be known to you lol.


    Also worth noting stuff like this has a downside. I tbh have lost .pst's. If you use a method like this, makes sure backups are good. And test them from time to time.


    Also just some helpful hints as I get tickets for almost full mailboxes from clients I support:

    unless you have legal need (or have paranoia) clean out sent items. I know some like to have these for see, I sent this guy that mail last month. I will grant them that. It be the sent items from 2 years ago to people not even in the company anymore I see kill mail storage space.


    I understand you have attachments. Depending on how they were sent out take the time to see if the email chain letter cycle of death has the same xyz MB attachment sent to you several times. You should only need one copy, usually the latest.
     

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