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MARY AUFLEGER

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I want to move a few years of mail to an external drive and be able to search and read it without exporting it back into apple mail. Is this asking too much?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Although I've not used it personally, I think that "Mailsteward" can do this:
http://www.mailsteward.com

Might be worth checking out.
They may have a "lite" (free) version that can do what you need...
 

hobowankenobi

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Aug 27, 2015
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on the land line mr. smith.
Keep in mind that all modern email client applications are actually databases. Which means you will need a tool to export all the messages into something that can be read and searched outside a database.

Maybe worth asking.....what problem are you trying to solve? Just want to archive Mail?
[doublepost=1469769891][/doublepost]Another option to look at is Mail Archiver X.
 
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Mr_Brightside_@

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Have you tried simply exporting mailboxes/dragging them out of mail?

Alternatively, you can select groups of messages and do the same.
 
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