I have 2.5gb of email, some 2,500 emails, many with attachments, in a POP account, in Apple Mail mailboxes On My Mac, that I want to archive in Eagle Filer.
Is there a recommended limit on the number of emails to import into Eagle Filer in a batch? I imagine that after importing two batches, I would use Merge Message Files to consolidate them all into a single .mbox, and then use Validate to check for .mbox integrity, and repeat importing, Merging, and Verifying in batches until all are imported?
I assume that the comment “If you get a Missing Apple Mail Attachment …” in the Eagle Filer manual (3.5.1 Importing Mail From Apple Mail / Importing Attachments / https://c-command.com/eaglefiler/manual#importing-mail-from-app) refers to possible scenarios when importing mail from IMAP accounts, and that given I am importing from a POP account, all attachments should be available?
I may wish to organize the imported emails and attachments into a one-level-deep folder hierarchy. Does creating folders in any way impact the .mbox? When working with folders, do I have to perform any maintenance (Merge Message Files, Verify library, or anything else)?
I am using Apple Mail on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro 16gm RAM with Yosemite 10.10.5.
Thanks for your thoughts.