Mac mail - icloud / exchange / backup / archiving
Posted on 2014-01-03
I am managing an SBS 2011 network. 1 user has a mac and uses mac mail for exchange and a @mac.me ? account as pop and has folders that talk about icloud.
I know very little about mac / icloud.
He talks about wanting to backup and archive mail. He has 1 GB of mail in the icloud inbox and 2.5Gb on the exchange inbox (both under the main inbox folder in mac mail). For both, the mail goes back 1 1/2 years
He wants to drag all the inbox things to folders farther down on the left that says 'icloud' and then a couple folders under that to 'archive' them / get them off his machine but keep them available.
I know about outlook and the OST / mail is stored on the server. But what about the imap .me account / icloud. Does mac mail keep all the mail on his laptop like the OST even though it's imap?
Does what's in the icloud / .me inbox get backed up with time machine? When he fires up time machine, it says you have to restore to see the emails? So that will mess things up to restore just to see if the imap emails are in there.
I keep saying with 1 GB icloud and 3 GB exchange, that he really doesn't have to do anything. Maybe make a new folder and have less in the inbox, but he's not going to gain anything trying to move things around / archive them (and when he says archive, he means he wants to get mail off his computer but keep it available).