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5.6.11   Merge Mailboxes/Message Files

Merges the selected mailboxes (or .eml files) into a single mailbox file with the name and location of the oldest mailbox (or .eml file) in the selection. The tags and notes of the messages are preserved. (Source URLs, in the unlikely event that there are any, are not.) The original files are then moved to the trash.

Merging can reduce clutter in the source list and speed up EagleFiler.

The Merge Mailboxes/Message Files command is available whenever you have a homogenous selection of either multiple mailboxes (in the source list or records list, whichever has focus) or multiple message files (in the records list). To merge a mix of mailboxes and message files, first merge the message files to create a new mailbox. Then merge the two mailboxes.

For more information about mailbox files and message files, see the Importing Mail section.

Apple Mail .emlx Files

Although it can search and display them, EagleFiler cannot directly merge .emlx files, and it is generally not recommended to use .emlx files because there can be multiple files per message that may get separated. If you follow the instructions in the Importing Mail From Apple Mail section, you can ensure that EagleFiler imports mail using either the .eml or mbox format, both of which are standard formats, and both of which support merging.

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