Suggestion: "Archived" property local mbox storage

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Suggestion: "Archived" property local mbox storage

Ron Johnson-3

I've got lots of folders with archived years of mailing list traffic.

It's stuff that I'd like to keep in the Evolution "folder tree",
but don't look at on a regular basis.

How difficult would it be to add a "Compress this folder" option
to the right-click Folder Properties dialog window of *local*

Seems like zlib and A Little Programming is all it would take.

Things could be kept simple by only operating on "leaf folders",
and either decompressing and recompressing the mbox on the fly,
or popping up a dialog indicating that the folder would have to
be decompressed before any other operations (browsing it, adding
more emails, etc) were performed on it.

Has this been thought of and discarded, not thought of, thought of
but wishlisted, or what?

Does anyone else think it's a good idea?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Temporarily not of Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

"As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red
again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than
a bunch of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seemed that way."
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