Re: How to copy IMAP mailbox

Thank you Peter!
Control+drag-and-drop is fine for me. I would never figure this out myself...


2015-04-10 16:32 GMT+02:00, Peter Bloomfield <peterbloomfield bellsouth net>:
Hi Gerardo,

On 04/07/2015 04:28:34 PM Tue, Gerardo Ballabio wrote:
I have another question please.

I want to use Balsa to make a backup copy of my Gmail mailbox, that
is, copy the messages to a local mailbox, but still keep them on
Gmail. I can't find how to do that. It seems I can only move messages,
not copy them. There are in fact two Copy items in the menus (one
under Edit and one under Message) but there isn't any Paste and when I
click Copy, nothing seems to happen (how is that supposed to work?).

The "Copy" items are for copying selected text to the clipboard, not for
copying messages. Balsa's only method for copying messages, as opposed to
moving them, is drag-and-drop with the Control key held down (which changes
d&d from "Move" to "Copy").

That can be awkward with a trackpad instead of a mouse, so what I often do
1. Uncheck Mailbox=>Hide Messages=>Deleted;
2. Move the messages with the popup menu "Move to" item;
3. Select their now-deleted remains;
4. Undelete them with Message=>Toggle Flag=>Deleted;
5. Then check Mailbox=>Hide Messages=>Deleted again.

But perhaps we should have a "Copy to" item on the popup menu, in addition
to the "Move to" item...



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