I am really pleased by the 1.4 release, and there was one feature that looks really great. In the release notes, you say:
You can now drag messages out of mailboxes to convert them to freestanding .eml files. It’s less efficient to store messages individually rather than in mailbox files, but there are also several advantages: the messages can be stored alongside other types of files, they can be freely moved between folders, and they are searchable by Spotlight.
I have a few questions about this.
First, is “less efficient” means it takes more space, or it is slower too search? Would a folder with 10 000 eml messages be something to avoid completely?
Second, this format seems to be what I wanted for archiving my message: it works with spotlight, and messages can be moved freely. If I move them between libraries, do they keep their tags and notes?
And finally, is there a way to convert existing mailboxes to this format? I have several of them that are archived and that I need to split between libraries, and this would be a great way to do it (as many of the messages are already tagged). Also, is there a preference to import messages directly as eml?
Thanks a lot,