Re: [Evolution] mbox file

Ok it sounds like you want archive capability, which is something we
plan to do at some point.

Although we haven't entirely figured out when and specially how it would
work.  But it would probably include compressed-folder support, and also
offline folders, and the like, i.e. folders on tape or cd.  e.g. ability
to change flags in a local summary, but otherwise read-only content.

On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 10:16, Sean M. Alderman wrote:
I think this would be a great feature to add, if possible.  Perhaps a
way to mark a folder as an archive folder so that the mail inside would
be stored in a compressed format that would be readable (granted slow)
by evolution.

I typically break my inbox and sent folders up in 6 month intervals for
historical purposes.  I do find myself searching them about once a month
on average.  As it stands, I've got about 650MB of email in my
~/evolution/local directory.  Having the option to compress the stuff I
don't use very often but would like to keep handy would be nice.

On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 15:49, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
I think you must be thinking of "Compact Folders" which is terminology
used by Mozilla and Outlook. The equivalent in Evolution is called


On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 15:35, Mark Gordon wrote:
I seem to recall that mozilla mail (or was it some other mailer I used a
long time ago?) had an option to "compress mailbox", and that it was
necessary to do so in order to free up disk space after "deleting"
messages.  If that's what you have in mind, Dennis, Evolution does
deletion differently, and compressing the mailbox after deleting mail is

If you want to use compress, gzip, bzip2, etc. on the mbox file in order
to save space, as Not Zed says, Evolution won't be able to read it. 
Probably only really useful for archival purposes.

-Mark Gordon

On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 14:33, Not Zed wrote:
gzip -9 mbox

but evolution wont read it.

On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 12:53, Dennis Tuchler wrote:
How do you compress the mbox file?


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