I'm (once again) quitting my job so my institutional email will end soon (I use TB for both personal and professional emails). I'm not found of transferring eve… (read more)
I'm (once again) quitting my job so my institutional email will end soon (I use TB for both personal and professional emails). I'm not found of transferring everything to a permanent personal email account (say gmail or yahoo for instance) so I'm looking for a way to "archive" the account i.e. being able to read the mail in TB while not trying to get new messages.
For some technical details, the account is accessed via IMAP and is stored in TB with the mbox format (the maildir format was not available when I configured it).
This situation happened before: I just let the accounts as this (disabling the automatic update) and for a while it worked but after some time (with many updates of TB and some Ubuntu upgrades too), the mail became unreadable and the folder became filled with thousands (literally) of empty files so I finally destroyed them.
So I was wondering if there is a procedure to mark an account as "inactive" and still being able to read the mail in TB. If not possible, maybe I can create a new local account and copy the mbox files in it to be able to read them again.
Thanks in advance!