[Taxacom] Archiving email as text
dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 18 10:33:23 CDT 2012
Heike Vibrans Lindemann's recommendation of MailStore for archiving emails seems to have been lost in the general chatter. I tried the free version of the software - MailStore Home (http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home.aspx) - with Yahoo Mail and found the results acceptable. It might be best to delete as much as possible of the emails that don't need to be archived before using MailStore - the archiving process can take many hours! One advantage of the program is that it can be installed on a portable USB drive which can be used to store the archive.
D. P. Wijesinghe
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From: Nadia Talent <nadia.talent at utoronto.ca>
To: TAXACOM <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Archiving email as text
On a Mac, the Mail program is very easy to use for archiving. By setting up mailboxes "On My Mac", anything that you want to archive can just be dragged there; attachments included. There was a format change which means that my email earlier than 2005 is just a big text mess without attachments, but it is still somewhat searchable, just right for making any science historian who was sufficiently deranged to think that it might be important even more deranged. I hope that I get a chance to erase it all, but in the meantime the email archives are very useful (though the "can you send my email back to me again, I've lost it" requests are a bit of a nuisance).
On 2012-08-17, at 19:39 , Robert Mesibov wrote:
> Richard Zander wrote:
> "I've tried to keep copies of my correspondence but it is just too tedious to save an email as a text file with info on who it was sent to... If there were software that allowed one to archive an email (coming or going) by pressing an "Archive this" key or icon, this would be a boon to the history of science."
> I do just this, as explained here:
> If you use a Mac there are probably equivalent commands to the ones I use in Linux. Having left the Windows world years ago, I can't advise on how you would do this easily on a Windows machine, but it probably wouldn't be a lot of work for a Windows developer to write that software. <advertisement>It's just a lot easier under Linux </advertisement>.
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