Hello, all (my first post).

I am trying to archiving emails using the archivemail utility. So far my experience has been that the program works OK, but when I Compact Folders, the archived emails are lost from the foldername_archive.gz file. At the same time, a non-empty summary file is created - foldername_archive.gz.msf. I presume these emails to be unrecoverable.

I have since realized using the -o archive_folder option prevents this from happening. By saving to a different folder, the compressed email text is saved.

Has anyone had similar problems / success / experiences or has a better method of archiving emails?

Thank you.

P.S. - I am using Thunderbird.