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5.2.20   Export…

Opens a sheet that lets you choose a folder to which the selected records will be exported.

Please note that, because the library is open, it is not necessary to export files in order to open them with other applications. You could instead use the Open With External Viewer or Reveal In Finder commands. The Export… command is intended for when you want to make copies of the selected files or when the selected records are scattered throughout the library so that they would not be easy to access from the Finder.

Importing EagleFiler Mailboxes Into Other Mail Clients

EagleFiler natively stores e-mail as mailbox files using the standard mbox format. All Mac e-mail programs can import files in this format. So, usually, it’s not necessary to export mail from EagleFiler before importing it into another app. Here are specific instructions for some common e-mail programs:

Apple Mail

Choose File ‣ Import Mailboxes…, select the mbox files radio button, click Continue, and then choose the folder containing the exported mailbox file.

For messages stored as individual .eml files, you can simply double-click the file to open it in Apple Mail. Once open, you can use the Message ‣ Copy Message menu command to copy it into a mailbox in Mail’s data store.

Outlook 2016
This version of Outlook does not support importing mail in standard formats. However, you can import the messages into Apple Mail (above) and then use it to copy them into server mailbox, which would then sync automatically to Outlook.
Outlook 2011 and Entourage
Choose File ‣ Import…, select the Contacts or messages from a text file radio button, then click the right arrow. Select the Import messages from an MBOX-format text file radio button and click the right arrow. Select the file and then click the Import button.
Thunderbird
Install the ImportExportTools NG extension and then use the Import mbox file command.
Windows Mail Clients
To read mbox files on Windows, make sure that you import the files rather than trying to open them by double-clicking. The Windows versions of Eudora and Thunderbird (as well as many other mail programs) can import mbox files.

Exporting Mail Before Importing

If you’re unable to directly import a mailbox file that’s stored in EagleFiler, it may help to select the messages and export them as a new mailbox file. This is for two reasons:

  1. EagleFiler stores the messages exactly as you imported them, and some mail programs are not very tolerate of format differences. When you export, EagleFiler tries to convert the messages to as standard a format as possible, and this can lead to more successful imports.
  2. Entourage and Outlook will only let you select a file for importing if it has type code TEXT. Most mailbox files do not have a type code, however EagleFiler will set the type code when you ask it to create a new mailbox using the Export… command.

Exporting Mail to PDF

To save a message in PDF format, double-click it in EagleFiler to open it in Apple Mail. Then choose File ‣ Export as PDF….

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