As a novice user, I am just now working with a trial version of EagleFiler to see if I can safely and comfortably combine old collections of decades and tens of thousands of emails with new and current email, eliminate possibly hundreds of duplicates, and set up a system for regularly moving email into matching folders in EagleFiler.
Although I have read the online manual, scanned discussions in these forums, etc. it seems that because EagleFiler is designed and used to store so many different kinds of documents, that I can’t seem to nail down a 1-2-3 etc. step by step set of instructions for a systematic use of it solely to archive Apple email.
Is anyone on this forum using it the way I describe my concept of intended use for it? If so, can you pass on any tips, description of your step-by-step use etc.?
And whether or not you are satisfied using EagleFiler this way? (I’m really not interested in using it as a general scrapbook of miscellany the way other users in the forums seem to do.)
I have tentatively copied all my emails into EagleFiler, but I have gotten cold feet about now deleting them from Apple Mail. If I need to search for a prior conversation by emails, some of which are in Mail and some in EagleFiler, how would I do it? And would the emails look like they do in Apple Mail, or would they be in the teeny tiny faint barely readable font I see in the ones I have tentatively imported into EagleFiler?
Why are there about 3 or 4 different ways described as to how to get email into EagleFiler, and why is the “preferred way” recommended by the author/developer the one that I find the most awkward? Michael recommends selecting all emails in each folder, one folder at a time, and then hitting command-option F1, whereas I would prefer using the traditional Mac way of using the Import command from within the EagleFiler menubar, and selecting Mailboxes, so as to be sure to preserve the hierarchical folder structure I have created within Mail.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice or answers to any of these questions!