Re: [Evolution] Archive function?

Lotus Notes does archives too. As long as you dont mind
spending 90 seconds to start your mail client
and having it occupy 96 megs of RAM. Itz a very heavy


On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 04:46:05PM -0400, Gil Hauer wrote:
Outlook does indeed allow the user to archive old email based on cut-off
dates. I believe that one can append to the archive file as well (that
is, archive things once each month to the archive file).

To echo the request, this is something that I'm really missing in Evo.
I've been toying with scripting something but the threshold of pain
isn't quite there yet :)


On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 16:37, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 16:16, Greg Macek wrote:
Agreed that the tools are indeed already there to do this myself. I may
end up doing something similar to what you describe below. However,
having a front-end to this would ease newer users to Evo or Linux for
that matter. That's all I'm saying. :-)

I thought the concept of archiving was a unix-only thing anyway. I don't
know of any Windows clients that actually support it (well, I'm only
"familiar" with the more popular clients - I'm sure somewhere there is a
Windows mailer that does this but I don't think Outlook nor
Netscape/Mozilla offer this).



On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 12:08, Jean-Marc V. Liotier wrote:
On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 18:33, Greg Macek wrote:
Are there any plans to implement an "Archive" function in Evolution?
This could really come in handy for people who have years of email (like
myself) stored, but rarely access. It would be convenient to have an
interface to this, perhaps zipping up the folders you want archived and
storing those files wherever you wanted. Then, if/when the time comes
you need something, you can un-archive the file back into Evo. 

- Create a new local account with a maildir or mbox store
- Move to this account the messages you want to archive
- Deactivate the account
- Store away the maildir or mailbox wherever you want. Burning a CD
comes to mind.

Reading the archived mail is exactly as simple : create a new local
account and select your archive as the maildir or mbox store.

As a bonus, your archive is readable by anything that can read standard
mailbox formats. For example, "mutt -f archive_file" will open it.

The tools you already have can do more than you think.

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