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archiving PMs

Post by fusername » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:29 am

Hey my inbox is super full, but I have a hard time deleting anything, packrat mentality. what is the best way to archive my PMs on my personal machine? I have tried exporting them a few diffferent ways, but none yield an easily readable local archive.

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Re: archiving PMs

Post by doc » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:20 pm

Sorry, don't have an answer.

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Re: archiving PMs

Post by doc » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:44 pm

But, a little homework produces this:

Open pm screen. Mark (check the box) of pms you want to save. Down on the bottom of the page, on the left, is a box that says Export. Click. Choose format from drop down. I chose CSV (Excel). You can open or save. Put the dot in Save. Click.

Should save a copy of one (or more) pms to your storage device. The file will open with Microsoft Excel. A little arcane with all the header stuff, but worked for me.

Try it and report results, please.

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Re: archiving PMs

Post by fusername » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:08 pm

oh that does work for me fine, its just near unreadable in the threee formats I can try. I am hoping to pull ALL my messages, then delete the whole inbox and start fresh, but if I can't page thru em offline simply, then i might as well just delete them for ever.

I guess I am looking for a good way of parsing the end results.

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Re: archiving PMs

Post by Piledriver » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:03 pm

Export to xml.

From xml, it can be converted to mbox or whatever your usual email program eats.

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Re: archiving PMs

Post by fusername » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:53 pm

I will play with that, thanks!

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