I know this is crazy but … I have a client whose Trash Mailbox is about 1,000,000 messages and about 65Gigs. She is buying a new machine (because she has to send her current 2017 MBP in for keyboard nonsense, grrr) and I will be tasked with the migration.
I probably won’t use Migration Assistant, for a few reasons, and plan to set up the new machine and the Mail account and then Import Mailboxes from the old machine–she doesn’t have many.
I want to avoid migrating/importing this mailbox to the new machine. I’d like to drag and drop this “Deleted Messages.mbox” to EagleFiler and then delete it in the Finder (or just not import it to the new machine.
Do you think this is possible? There may be tens of thousands that have pdfs attached to them.
I read in the User Manual: “For better data fidelity it is recommended that you import the mailbox back into Mail and then capture the messages from Mail to EagleFiler, rather than importing archive mailbox to EagleFiler directly”. Not sure if that applies to Archived mboxes or Live mboxes.
The Trash Mailbox, within the Mail.app is simply un-navigable. We cannot even select a few hundred messages to empty/get rid of. Her Time Machine backups fail frequently. It’s a bomb waiting to go off (has been for years!)
- She wants access to search that Trash Box for a message she might have received years ago. I can’t just throw it away.
- I want that Mailbox out of her Mail.app
Can EagleFiler come to my rescue?