#525 ✓fixreleased
Philip Davis

Feature request - link to Devonthink Pro for mail archiving

Reported by Philip Davis | December 6th, 2013 @ 02:06 PM

It would be helpful to have a way to export messages from MailMate to DevonthinkPro for archiving and search. DTP provides Applescripts to use w/ Apple Mail that work reasonably well. DevonthinkPro Office has a plugin that allows importing from Apple Mail, Exchange, and UNIX mail.

Perhaps this could be added to a list of future enhancements.

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  • Thibaud

    Thibaud April 9th, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

    • Tag set to devonthink, plugin

    +1 :)

  • Geoffrey Makstutis

    Geoffrey Makstutis May 3rd, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

    I've just starting using both DevonThink and MailMate. Connecting them would be ideal!

    +1

  • Geoffrey Makstutis

    Geoffrey Makstutis May 3rd, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

    Of course, you can just drag and drop an email from MailMate onto your DevonThink database and it stores it. However, a script or plugin would be perfect.

  • Joshua

    Joshua July 6th, 2014 @ 11:52 PM

    Oddly, I cannot drag and drop an email from MailMate to my DevonThink database, or to my DevonThink sorter. The DevonThink log tells me that the operation failed. But I can use the DT service "Copy Selection" to copy a selected email to my Inbox. It would be easier, though, to be able to drag and drop.

  • benny

    benny July 7th, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

    @Joshua: Have you tried with the latest beta of MailMate?

  • Barry MacKichan

    Barry MacKichan July 7th, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

    Dragging and dropping works for me now. Thanks very much! MailMate is a great product!

  • Joshua

    Joshua July 7th, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

    @benny The beta performs drag-and-drop to DT perfectly -- thanks!

  • Sergei Tesliuk

    Sergei Tesliuk July 18th, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

    The drag and drop works for me; it adds mail (elm file) to DT database. All the attachments are shown as links in the eml file. Would be truly great though if MailMate could add email as a folder not a eml file. To this folder app the attachments would be downloaded as normal files and eml file as well. That way full power of DT (e.g., searching within attached files, OCR of attached pdfs etc.) could be unleashed by integration with MailMate.

  • Ron Valente

    Ron Valente August 14th, 2014 @ 01:31 AM

    +1 on the ability to pull the attachment into DT, this would allow for me to delete the origin email without losing access to the attachments.

  • temjeito

    temjeito July 23rd, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

    +2 on the ability to import attachments.

  • Ronald Valente

    Ronald Valente October 5th, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

    The drag and drop works for me; it adds mail (elm file) to DT database. All the attachments are shown as links in the eml file. Would be truly great though if MailMate could add email as a folder not a eml file. To this folder app the attachments would be downloaded as normal files and eml file as well. That way full power of DT (e.g., searching within attached files, OCR of attached pdfs etc.) could be unleashed by integration with MailMate.

    Benny,

    Do you know, given whats available from the various Mail applications, if this is even possible. Having the ability to safely delete the email completely, but keep the headers/content in a plain text file, and the attachments associated with said email along with it will be hugely helpful. Then I can finally accomplish what I am looking for, the ability to completely delete all emails after each year. This would allow me to eliminate the bloat of my exchange and imap mailboxes and save the searching for DEVONthink.

    Thanks,
    Ron

  • benny

    benny October 15th, 2015 @ 01:07 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    @Ronald: Do you mean if it's technically possible to split up a message like this? Then yes. There might be border cases where it's hard to determine what is an attachment and what is a useless logo, but that is a general problem. If you mean whether or not MailMate can currently do this via bundles then the answer is no. But there is a need, in general, for bundle commands to be able to easily access the attachments of a message. Given that, the DEVONThink bundle could be extended. I'll note that as a an important use case.

  • Ronald Valente

    Ronald Valente June 1st, 2017 @ 12:08 AM

    @benny just wanted to circle back on this, is it possible now for a bundle to access all attachments within an email message? End goal what I am thinking is creating a folder in DEVONthink with the message as a plain text file, and the attachments. Then either setting it to archive or delete the message all together. I am trying to figure out the best way to speed the application back up and the best way I can think of is to get rid of a ton of emails.

    Thanks,
    Ron

  • benny

    benny June 9th, 2017 @ 03:01 PM

    @Ronald: MailMate still cannot provide attachments as files to a bundle command which is probably what you need. I'm assuming you are trying to speed up MailMate. How many emails do you have in MailMate (“All Messages”)?

  • benny

    benny November 3rd, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixcommitted”

    @Ronald: The latest test release allows providing attachments to commands. It's still work-in-progress, but it's ready to be tested with various bundles. I've described the feature here.

  • benny

    benny December 13th, 2017 @ 02:10 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”

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