Email Archiver
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Save your Apple Mail messages as PDFs.   Demo ($23.99)
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Use Email Archiver to create an archive of all your emails, or just a few folders.

How it works:

Email Archiver works with Apple's Mail for OS X, storing your emails as PDFs. It makes them compatible anywhere you can open up a PDF, not just with Mail. Emails are stored hierarchically in the same way that your email is organized in Mail.app. Email archiver makes no changes to your Mail Folders. It simply scans through your thousands of email messages, creating a PDF for each one.

The PDFs created have the full email header embedded into the
What's New
Version 2.8.1:
  • Fixed a bug that was affecting some users.
  • Fixed an issue if Email Archiver was run for ing periods of time without logging in.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Apple Mail



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Email Archiver User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Turquoise commented on 30 Mar 2014
Good idea. But PDFs take lots of space, and attachments such as photos can be cut across two pages.
[Version 2.8.1]


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Drdul reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
I used Mail Archiver to back up 30,000 messages, which it did without any problems in about 30 minutes. I now have PDFs of each email message stored in folders by year and month, with the date, time and subject in the title. I like that Email Archiver is designed to never delete anything, only archive new messages, so now I can delete the messages out of Mail.

Although I can search with Spotlight or another app, I find the search within Email Archiver is pretty good. The only thing missing is the ability to limit searches by a range of dates, so for that I'm knocking off half a star. Otherwise, I'm more than happy with it.
[Version 2.8.1]


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ericweiner reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
Any chance you'd support Outlook?
[Version 2.8.0]


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RogerKatz commented on 13 Feb 2014
MacUpdate gives the minimum requirement as Lion, whereas the developers website gives it as Snow Leopard.
[Version 2.8.0]

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RogerKatz replied on 13 Feb 2014
The same is true for version 2.8.1
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Xtine293 reviewed on 10 Jun 2013
I downloaded EA yesterday and the program seems to have done all it is supposed to do. However, today I wanted to add more to the it but I cannot find the application in my Macbook, so I'm stuck. Nor could I find a 'help' section to ask for help.
[Version 2.6.2]

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Xtine293 replied on 10 Jun 2013
OK panic over...I found it!
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SprintiPhone commented on 07 Jun 2013
Is it true that MacUpdates version is 2.6.2? The App store has 2.6.6. I've never seen the App store with a more recent version of the program than MacUpdate
[Version 2.6.2]

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SprintiPhone replied on 07 Jun 2013
I just went ahead and downloaded it. It's 2.6.7
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supppi commented on 06 Dec 2012
Hangs (second time):
files scanned 89000 - files handled 88537 - total 123997. Sorry, but is there an maximum of files EA could handle? First it had to work. Second i wish to select which mailbox and which folder is archived. In general easy to use - because you couldnt select only destination drive and directory. I hope it works anytime - because i need such a software since years...
[Version 2.6.0]

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supppi replied on 06 Dec 2012
Oh, i let EA with the mentioned numbers for hours now. Now i look again on my Mac Book - it worked - the numbers are now:
files scanned 94000 - files handled 88537 - total 123997

I wrote my rating, because i go sleeping yesterday and this morning the same numbers are on the screen.

I think the problem is, i coulndt see that the software is still converting. Any display hint would be good.
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Tom Andersen replied on 04 Jan 2013
There is a progress bar, so when it gets all the way across its done. The sofware also puts Done:231565 (for example) emails into the display when its done. There is no practical limit on the number of emails it can handle, but if you have a laptop it will need hours to do 50,000+ emails. It needs to print each to a PDF
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Downtown commented on 04 Dec 2012
Did not realize when reading the description of this app that it archives all your email. You cannot, for example, choose to archive just one folder (which is what I wanted to do). I rarely feel that I've totally wasted money on an app, but I sure did this time.
[Version 2.6.0]

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Tom Andersen replied on 04 Jan 2013
You can pick which folders to archive in the preferences. The manual is at http://emailarchiverpdf.com/manual .

Basically, you remove the Library/Mail item, then pick one account or subfolder with the + button in the preferences.
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Aprilmayjune reviewed on 04 Dec 2012
This is a really useful app and the header information at the end of the pdf is a great addition. My eyes are normal but the text is added in a font size too small to read without expanding the page. I can appreciate that for most people this is not an issue but if you have to manually search through header info a small font is a real pain.

This app still gets five stars because it is well done and the header font size problem can easily be solved by the developer allowing the user to choose the size when archiving. Even a setting which has two parameters, normal and small, would suffice. I hope the next version will have that feature.
[Version 2.6.0]


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Foto555 reviewed on 31 Oct 2012
Very useful and convenient.
[Version 2.6.0]


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JoJo30 had trouble on 25 Jun 2012
I am using OSX 10.6 on a slightly older MacBook. Is there an earlier version of this app that would be compatible with this?

It otherwise seems exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you.
[Version 2.5.4]


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Pfoomer had trouble on 15 Sep 2010
Running this set lots of alerts on Liitle Snitch where the program (Email Archiver) was trying to connect to various url's.

I suspect, by looking at the url's, that this in not being done on purpose, however for a non Little Snitch (or other similiar package) user they would not know this is happening.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Ironic Software (developer) replied on 17 Sep 2010
The application works by rendering your email into PDF files. So any email that has html content that requires a trip to the real internet will download that content in order to render the email. There is no way around that. The exact same things would need to be downloaded if you Quick Looked the email or viewed it in Mail.app. --Tom

Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 2.8.1]



kingsnight rated on 17 Feb 2014

[Version 2.8.1]



InmaT2732 rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 2.8.0]



billkap.com rated on 24 Sep 2013

[Version 2.6.2]



demaral rated on 07 Jun 2013

[Version 2.6.2]



Richardosx rated on 12 May 2013

[Version 2.6.2]



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Fmj35 rated on 09 Jan 2013

[Version 2.6.0]



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Rstankoven rated on 28 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.0]



Pathways rated on 20 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.0]



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Downtown rated on 05 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.0]


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Version Downloads:3,347
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Demo
Date:13 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $23.99
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Use Email Archiver to create an archive of all your emails, or just a few folders.

How it works:

Email Archiver works with Apple's Mail for OS X, storing your emails as PDFs. It makes them compatible anywhere you can open up a PDF, not just with Mail. Emails are stored hierarchically in the same way that your email is organized in Mail.app. Email archiver makes no changes to your Mail Folders. It simply scans through your thousands of email messages, creating a PDF for each one.

The PDFs created have the full email header embedded into the PDF for searching purposes. Also, all attachments that are displayed online, such as photos, etc are displayed in the PDF. Any emails with attachments have a folder with the same name including the attachments right beside the PDF. PDFs use the subject line and the message ID to create a unique, readable file name for the file. Subsequent scans with Email Archiver only add new emails, and thus perform faster.

Email Archiver is written for OS X 10.7 or later. Please contact us if you need a version compatible with an earlier version of the operating system.


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