Recently, my mail provider, which I use with IMAP, had a serious technical problem that blocked everything for two days. So I decided to add a layer of security by putting most of the messages into Eaglefiler.
I have already been doing this once in a while for years but I only imported mailboxes that I wasn’t using anymore but wanted to keep as an archive and remove from Mail.
Now, I’m considering putting all my (many) active mailboxes into Eaglefiler and keeping them in Mail too because searching is easy in Mail with Infoclick. I know it’s possible to search for messages with Eaglefiler but I want to wait a while before deciding to use only EF for searches.
I have two problems
1/ When I import some mailboxes into EF I get a list of errors “Missing Apple Mail Message Attachment”. I have done all that is suggested in the manual and have imported and run the Download Apple Mail Messages script. Some mailboxes still give the same error. I have checked some of them and some did have an attachment that is no longer visible in Mail but others have never had any attachment. The messages are all quite old.
2/ How do I manage new messages that arrive every day and that I want to keep? Some mailboxes that are in Mail are only used rarely, maybe once or twice a month or less, and others very often. I suppose I will want to update EF quite often, maybe once a week, but I really can’t imagine having to go through my many mailboxes each time to see if there are new messages.
Can anyone who has already done this give me some advice?
(Using EF 1.9.8b7 on Monterey 12.4)