[Novalug] Question about Evolution
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Wed Jan 6 13:21:31 EST 2010
What does one mean by "extract"?
- Filter into other folders using its own GUI options
(generates its own XML formatted rulesets)
- Sort your Inbox into VFolders
(very powerful -- like a "view" without moving them)
- Delete but does not "expunge" (permanently delete) until you tell it
(and you can change your view to show or not show deleted messages with
a strike through)
- Manually "move to folder" (or "copy to folder")
I don't know any "shortcuts" other than Delete (Del) and Expunge (Ctrl-E).
Again, you can set it up to show deleted messages with a strikethrough as well
(until you expunge). So you could go through and hit "Del" without losing the
In all honesty, consider investigating VFolders. It's what Evolution is known for.
Or go the more traditional route with filters -- it's GUI works fine (and generates
it's own XML filter code for editing outside of Evolution if you wish).
BTW, Evolution is _not_ an e-mail client, it is a _collaboration_ suite. Don't try
to think of it or compare it to e-mail clients. Collaboration suites have a
completely different approach than e-mail clients.
----- Original Message ----
From: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET>
There is always cut and paste via the mouse, but there has got to be a
Why not just look thru the menus? That's how most people learn in the
GUI world. In the CLI world we RTFM.
Let's see, in Thunderbird, which is admittedly not evolved, you do a
SaveAs from the File Menu.
And isn't there a Help Manual? What did Google say when you asked it?
I typed "how do I save a message in evolution" (without the quotes) and
got numerous URLs. THis one seems quite useful
Charles M Howe wrote:
> How can I extract a particular message from my email? Every once in a
> while I see one that I want to massage and keep.
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