I separate my emails by year.  I make a new folder every New Year's Day, 
and move all the mail for that year into the file.  That keep my curent 
email box relatively easy to manage.


On 12/9/2016 11:21 AM, Lynette Cook wrote:
> OMG!!! I cringe at the thought of dealing with 36K e-mails! I have 
> plenty, but not THAT many. It helps that I lost a hard drive a few 
> years ago.  . . a few thousands crashed and burned then. If I learn 
> anything about moving messages as I attempt to deal with mine, I'll 
> let you know as well.
> Lynette
> On Dec 9, 2016, at 10:20 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>> Indeed.....
>> I knew I had 36K emails in the Inbox. It didn't give me the count on 
>> the Sent or Trash. But after the last Disk Utility (which RE-named 
>> about 30 job folders, and gave them names with about 13 numbers-which 
>> I restored manually), my Mail wouldn't open at all, it said "Let's 
>> set up Apple Mail!" (gasp).
>> The tech walked me through the import, and it showed it was trying to 
>> upload over 200K emails. I never knew how many were hiding in Trash 
>> and Sent.
>> Once they all re-loaded (with some weirdness), after 3.5 hours, I 
>> group-selected email by years, starting with the oldest, and then hit 
>> Delete. The tech told me how to do that, I didn't read that in the 
>> knowledgebase (it only discusses how to totally erase the entire 
>> Trash folder, without selecting specific emails).
>> So now I'm down to (only) 20K in the trash, and I do need to review 
>> last year. It's easy to select by name and get rid of the ads in bulk.
>> I'm going to TRY to find a way to move emails in bulk to the On My 
>> Mac feature. If I find a method, I'll sure share it!
>> Need more chocolate!
>> Linda
>> ___________________________
>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
>> (520) 803-0538
>> <>
>> On Dec 9, 2016, at 11:06 AM, Lynette Cook wrote:
>>> I too have thousands of e-mails and never knew what to do with them 
>>> to save them. Yikes! I do empty my trash regularly, but have the 
>>> messages in assorted in-boxes and "Sent" boxes. So I should be 
>>> saving them (errrrr. . . moving them) in the "On My Mac" area - one 
>>> at a time? Sheesh! Time for a drink.
>>> Lynette
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