The EF manual says: “The recommended way to import from Apple Mail is to select some messages or mailboxes and press the capture key (F1 or fn-F1). EagleFiler will copy the entire message (including attachments) to its library”
In Mail.app, I have a gmail account that is configured in mail’s Preferences-Accounts pane for the account to “Download attachments: All”. I have created a new EF library for this account’s mail. There are no records in the library. I select an email in this account’s Inbox in Mail.app and press the capture key. A notification appears that says the import is complete.
I switch to EF and see one record, the email just imported. I look at the imported email in EF. Under the Cc: list of copied addressees is a paper clip icon and a link whose text is the name of the attachment. I click the link and the email that I imported is opened in Mail.app. This is doubly weird because (1) the PDF is not in the library, and (2) I would expect that clicking on the link would have opened the attached PDF in EF, not the email in Mail.app. The attached PDF is not in the EF library.
Using View-Message-Raw Source, I can see that the MIME-encoded PDF is in the file.
Using View-Message-Quick Look, the first page of the attached PEF is displayed, but I cannot access the rest of the PDF.
I am really confused. My expectation is that, as the manual clearly says, “EagleFiler will copy the entire message (including attachments) to its library”, but this happened only in the sense that attachments are MIME-encoded text within the email, and so, are by definition “copied” into a library.
How do I get the attachment into the EF library in such a way to be able to see the entire attachment in EF and do the usual normal things like searching in it and copying text from it, and as associated with the email and the email thread, and disable or change the behavior of clicking the link causing Mail.app to open the email?
Am I doing something wrong?
What I want to accomplish is importing all of the emails from this account into EF, and archiving, removing, backing up the emails in Mail.app into an archive, deleting the account from Mail.app, and deleting the gmail account completely, so obviously there cannot be any dependencies on anything that is external to EF.
EF 1.8.13 on Mojave 10.14.6.