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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
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> 
> 
> 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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