I do the same in Thunderbird; I have always liked it better than Apple Mail on my desktop.
[log in to unmask]" type="cite"> 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:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">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?
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.
On 12/9/2016 11:21 AM, Lynette Cook wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">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.
On Dec 9, 2016, at 10:20 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
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
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.
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