[Users] Convenient way ofI browsing/viewing backuped messages?

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Sun Jan 28 12:19:46 CET 2018

On Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:07:03 +0300
Denis <den_ml at posteo.de> wrote: 

> I have limited space in my account, so I want to backup my messages
> and then delete those older than a couple months from the account.
> I know how to make a backup - there is a plugin for Claws Mail,
> also I can manually copy the subdir I need from
> ~/.claws-mail/imapcache. But how do I then browse/view these
> messages?
> Using a text editor is not really convenient because you get a
> block of service information (Return-Path, Received: from, and so
> on) and cannot see non-text attachments. Besides it would be
> convenient to browse these (backed up) messages in Claws Mail, like
> with the messages that are currently in your account, just in a
> different folder. So, anyone has done that? Do I need to create a
> separate offline account and somehow point Claws Mail to the folder
> with the backed up messages? Is there a standard/popular way of
> handling it?

You don't need to create an offline account, but probably the easiest
way is to create an MH mailbox, (/File/Add mailbox/MH...) and then
copy the messages you want to backup to a folder in the MH mailbox,
and then delete them from your IMAP mailbox.

with regards


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