[sylpheed:35067] Re: Request: Make dragging and dropping message(s) out of Sylpheed window save them as EML file(s).

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 09:44:26 JST 2012

On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:09:07 -0500, <pn361529 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Currently, EML seems to be the only format that is offered by Sylpheed
> to save messages to.

Sylpheed can export a folder of messages to an mbox file. It would make  
sense to save an individual message to an mbox file too. This is what  
Opera does.

In Opera, you can export a whole view as an mbox file (Opera uses the .mbs  
extension tied to the application/mime type) or save a single message as  
an mbox file. Mbox is the standard format for saving, loading, importing  
and exporting messages across many clients.

An eml file is basically an mbox file with a single message in it, but the  
eml file doesn't have a "From " line at the beginning. eml needs to be  
supported too because of Microsoft clients and because Thunderbird  
supports eml because of Microsoft clients. But, don't let them ruin the  
mbox support.

Thunderbird supports mbox with  

Note though. In Sylpheed, if you open a message in a new tab and choose  
"file -> save as" doesn't include the .eml extension like it does if you  
invoke the "file -> save as" on the item for the message in the message  


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