Zimlet to save email as eml files

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Zimlet to save email as eml files

Postby msutherland » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:59 pm

For years I have been hoping that Zimbra owners/developers would provide an easy way to save individual emails which can the be stored with other files in traditional file systems. My users never stop complaining that it should be easy like Outlook. I have tried a number of zimlets over the years but most seem to be stuck to certain versions or have some other downside. Surely it is obvious that there is a strong need be able save individual emails simply from the web client? I know that .eml may not be an open standard, but it has the benefit of being well understood. Please, please can you address this major shortcoming

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Re: Zimlet to save email as eml files

Postby JDunphy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:54 pm

Have you tried the one mentioned here - https://blog.zimbra.com/2016/11/know-downloader-zimlet/ It is close to what you mention. You have an Export button next to zimbra actions button for the user. Although the website link is not in english, the zimlet supports english and you can change button title to whatever you want since its just a text file. It does single or multi select and it will popup a save dialog with the emails having .eml extensions.

You could execute this directly to see how it would behave without installing the zimlet since it is generating the following request before your browser takes over.

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where list contains your mail message[s] by id that you selected. Depending on your environment, an archive manager would normally pop up since it's a zip archive and at this point and you can save the zip file to disk or explore inside the zip file and traverse the folders and save from there. Hint: do a show original on any email message to grab a few message id's if you want to simulate the zimlet behavior before installing the zimlet.

It was working on 8.7.11 ... There are a ton of downloader zimlets mostly forked from the original so other than the export button, it works about the same. :-)
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Re: Zimlet to save email as eml files

Postby lfasci » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:39 am

Try this zimlet https://www.zimbra.org/extend/items/view/folder-backup, it works for messages, folders and conversation


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