Email Archiver is fully compatible with macOS  Sierra (10.12).

In Sierra, the mail app now saves downloaded messages to ~/Library/Mail/V4 (previously: ~/Library/Mail/V3).

If you were previously using the V3 folder (or have multiple addresses inside the v3 folder) as a source, you will need to take to following steps:

  1.  In Email Archiver click on ‘V3’ (under the folders title in the left hand side)
  2. Click remove (this will only remove the item from Email Archiver, none of the files Email Archiver has created will be touched)
  3. [OPTIONAL] Open Finder and navigate to the(PDF) save location you set in email archiver (this is usually in your ~/Documents folder)
  4. [OPTIONAL] rename the V3 folder to V4
  5. In Email Archiver click ‘Add Mailbox From’ and select V4


If you do not do the [OPTIONAL] steps, Email Archiver will treat the newly added V4 folder as though it has never seen it before and archive every email (duplicating the contents of V3). You probably do want to do the optional steps.

How to use:

  1. Go to the Settings screen, enter details for your email accounts.
    1. Get help with IMAP setting
    2. Get help with passwords when using ‘Two Factor Authentication’
    3. Get help with enabling the Library folder
  2. Also select a destination for the output PDFs.
  3. Go to the Archive Screen and press ‘Start’ for one archive or start them all.

Email Archiver usually makes about 3 – 10 PDFs per second, so for an email account with 10,000 emails it will take hours to build the archive. Subsequent updates are much faster. Requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Folder Support

Instead of adding an email account you can add a folder that contains eml, emlx or mbox files and have Email Archiver Pro generate emails from that folder.

Information for owners of Email Archiver 2.x (older versions)

Email Archiver Pro 3 is an entirely re-written application. The older version of email archiver required Apple to be installed and used on your computer. The new version is stand alone and requires only the email account and password be entered into the app.

Email Archiver Pro 3 uses no information from older builds (preferences, etc). So you can run both the older copy and the new beta at the same time if you like. You should not use the same destination folder for PDFs for the new version for two reasons: 1: its a beta, and 2: the new version produces different folder patterns (nicer) than the older 2.x builds.

You can still use the newer version to make archives of all email from by pointing to the ‘V2’ folder in the settings as a folder, but its not recommended. One thing that may be useful would be to point the new Email Archiver at the ‘On My Mac’ mailboxes which are buried in’s V2 folder somewhere.

Please contact us with bug reports, etc. We are working on a better system, but for now please use the support system.

–Tom, James and Robin

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