[OS X TeX] [OT] Mail & Top Posting

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri May 27 22:57:23 CEST 2005

On May 27, 2005, at 3:35 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> It's actually simpler than this. If you got into Mail Help, and  
> look at "Exporting a message", you'll see at the end:
> "If you export multiple messages at once using the Raw Message  
> Source option, the exported file is in mbox format, and you can  
> reimport it into Mail or send it to someone else for their review.  
> Only mbox format can be imported into other applications; rich text  
> and plain text formats are useful for making backup copies of your  
> mail."
> I just tried and it works: selecting for example a whole thread or  
> the content of a whole mailbox, then "Save As..." and "Raw Message  
> Source"; take the file so created, move it to ~/Library/Thunderbird/ 
> Profiles/default.wai/Mail/Local Folders/, start Thunderbird. Voilà.  
> The saved mailbox appears, and its content seems fine (I didn't try  
> with attachments).
> I won't try though with my OS X TeX mailbox, as it's currently  
> containing 23572 messages!
> Bruno


And it gets even simpler!!! I just looked up mbox in Mail Help and  
found that you can use the above mentioned method or, for a mailbox:

To create an mbox copy of a mailbox, drag the mailbox from the  
mailbox list to your desktop.

Now that's simple!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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