Mail plugin to edit saved messages?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by unfrostedpoptar, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. unfrostedpoptar macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    Since I upgraded to Lion, I thought I'd try the Apple mail app again after using combinations of Thunderbird, Postbox, and Outlook.

    I like the mail app and it works well with my IMAP account. However, I haven't been able to find a plugin that allows me to edit received/saved messages. This is essential to me in order to fix wrong/missing subject lines and trim messages I'm going to file away. Do you know of anything to do this? It's built in to MS Outlook and Postbox, but I'd like to stay with Mail if I can.

    And, no, mailing the message back to myself to edit it is not a valid solution since it messes up the date and threading and other things.

    I looked on the Hawkwing site, which is great, but don't see anything for this.

    Thanks much,

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. unfrostedpoptar thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    Well, that sucks. I guess another example of Apple protecting us from ourselves :(

    How about at least some easy way to select a message and get the path to the .emlx file it's in?

    Otherwise, the "simplest" way seems to be to put the message in a folder by itself and then export the folder. Then I can edit the mbox file and re-import it. Not fun just to fix the Subject: line on a bunch of messages.

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