Archiving Email

I would be grateful for some practical advice about archiving email and what most people would do in the following situation.

I have had most of my software registration information stored in the Apple Mail app for several years and now I have imported it into DEVONthink Office Pro.

First should I just delete all the old emails in Apple Mail?

Second should I then just import new emails when a new product is released?

I’m new to this situation and wonder how most people tackle it.


I would save that registration data in a couple of other forms. Keep the original e-mails stored in a special folder in Mail (call it Special, Vault, or Don’t Trash). Then you might save the vital information in a Word or Excel file (or the equivalent), or in a designated security application. I use Web Confidential, designed by Alco Blom, who also wrote URL Manager Pro.