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Archiving from iCloud

If you want to archive iCloud emails directly in Mail Archiver then you have to use an application specific password. After you have created such a password you can use it in Mail Archiver.

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Exporting emails from Mail

During my fun with Mail where it ballooned a mailbox to 25 GB I tried to export the emails. This failed to solve the problem. But sometimes exporting is a valid troubleshooting method. Mail offers different methods for exporting. Mail being Mail has always had problems with pesky details like counting. So it's not a surprise that each export method has slightly different results.

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New features in Mail for Ventura: Send Later, Remind Me, Undo Send

Mail for Ventura finally adds three features that have been available for other email clients for a longer time. It's possible to schedule sending emails (Send Later). I can set myself a reminder for a specific email and I can undo sending an email.

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Editing the print templates

Mail Archiver comes with 3 print templates when archiving to PDF. If you want to have a different look for your PDFs then you can change the existing print templates and make your own version.

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Fixing an error message that the archive is read-only

When I had the fun with Mail screwing up my main account I archived on my MacBook Air. Afterwards I copied the file to my iMac. But when I tried to open the archive I got an error message that the file was read-only. I was able to fix the problem with the free app BatChmod.

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Case Study: Mail screwed up badly

After moving around a couple of thousand emails in Mail it had a hissy fit and made me 300k emails in a mailbox. I had hours of fun fixing the problem.

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Creating a filter in Gmail

Mail has filters (called "Smart Mailboxes") and rules. A filter is for doing more complex searching like search for emails from a specific persons in the last 4 weeks. A rule is an action like moving specific emails from the Inbox to another mailbox. In Gmail filters and rules are handled together.

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How to re-upload your emails back into your email client

Mail Archiver can export your emails into mbox format. Mail is very picky what it imports. Eml files work better than mbox files. Postbox only imports files with a special structure. Outlook doesn't import mbox or eml files at all.

But you can easily upload your emails to an IMAP account.

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