Clicking on the Archive button will bring up this window:
MailSteward Pro will automatically set the beginning date to the date of the most recent email archived in the database. Any email prior to that date will be skipped. This will save time if you have already processed email prior to a given date. Or you can set the date to "All" for month, day, and year, and MailSteward Pro will process all of the email in your account(s).
You can also set an ending date. This can be useful if you want to, for example, just store all of the email prior to 2004. Clicking on the Reset All button will reset the beginning and ending dates to "All".
Once you have chosen a beginning date and/or ending date, and clicked on the Archive button, MailSteward Pro will begin processing your locally stored email and archiving it into the database. If you have a .mac or other imap account, you must set the account options to keep copies of your email on your local computer. MailSteward Pro does not access email on remote servers. While the email is being archived, this window provides continuous feedback:
Clicking on the Stop button will stop the Store operation and save all of the email in the database that has been processed so far.
When all of the email has been archived in the database, a window will appear showing some stats about the email that has been archived. This information will also be logged in a archive history file. You can view the archive history by choosing "Archive History" from the File menu.
Depending on the options chosen in the Settings window, MailSteward Pro will store the text, the raw source, and, optionally, the attachments, the HTML and enriched text versions. Once MailSteward Pro is done archiving the email, you can:
You can view the raw source of the selected email by clicking on the Raw icon in the upper right corner.
You can also Search for email in the database by any combination of date range, key words, and tags.