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Re: mutt - saving message to disk (not mail folder)

* Micha Feigin (michf@post.tau.ac.il) [031119 11:49]:
> How do I save a mail message to disk with mutt? I want to save it to
> disk, not another mail folder (saving to a different mail folder appears
> quite clearly in the docs but couldn't find save to disk).

Just save it to a new folder.  If you're using an mbox, an mbox
containing one message is as close to saving the message to a
"non-folder" file as it comes.

Otherwise, if you're using maildirs, saving it to a new folder will
result in a small directory structure in which the message will be the
only file, and the only thing in this file is the message.

Either way, you've got the message in its own file.  I generally use
maildirs for mail storage, but for this action, saving it as an mbox is
the cleanest way.

(And actually, I never do this anyway.  There's hardly any place I'd
want to store an "important" email other than with all of my other
important email -- in my email archive.)

good times,
"Computer Science is no more about computers
than astronomy is about telescopes."  -- E.W. Dijkstra

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