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I do the same in Thunderbird; I have always liked it better than Apple 
Mail on my desktop.

-Gail


On 12/9/16 3:13 PM, Chris Gralapp wrote:
> I am a Windows person, so the configuration is somewhat different I am 
> sure.  In my email program (Thunderbird) I have a pane that shows all 
> of my email folders, and I just make a New Folder, rename it something 
> like ' Inbox 2016' and another one  'sent mail 2016', and then 
> select*all *emails from 2016 and drag them into the archive folder I 
> have just created.  It takes a minute or two, but then they are 
> separated by year, at least.  I have gotten really good at conducting 
> searches within those folders, so I can usually come up with a needed 
> email, back as far as 2007, when I started doing this.  Additionally, 
> I think these are backed up on my Carbonite cloud backup.
>
>
> On 12/9/2016 11:43 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>> Hi Chris:
>> So you make a "new folder" in the section under "On My Mac"? How do 
>> you "move all the mail" from that year?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Linda
>> ___________________________
>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
>> (520) 803-0538
>> www.lindafeltner.com <http://www.lindafeltner.com>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Dec 9, 2016, at 12:40 PM, Chris Gralapp wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>>> www.lindafeltner.com <http://www.lindafeltner.com/>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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