Points to consider before installation.
  • 1. Ensure you have an active Email Account.

  • 2. To install correctly, or especially re-install any updates, drag the Art Archiver icon from the open disk image, to the Desktop, and Double-Click it. Installation is automatic from there, and you only have to choose an Email Account if you have more than 1 Inbox, and for any first installation, Art Archiver will then go to its SetUp page. Just about everything on the Setup page has pop-up advice text. Just hover over a button or field. It's your responsibility to make sure any old copy of Art Archiver is not running, or if it is, is not processing Email.

  • 3. If you try and use the 'Mail.app' while Art Archiver is running, 'Mail' may lock up. If you try and drag old Emails into the '* items to shift' Mailbox, or the '* items to store' Mailbox, you may get a message saying the items could not be moved, and they'll end up in the Recovered Emails Mailbox. Mail will then lock up. To recover, quit Art Archiver, Force Quit Mail, re-start Mail, shift the Email(s), then re-start Art Archiver. Can't be helped. Art Archiver affects Mail by constantly polling some of its Mailboxes, and moving Emails. You might have better luck placing Art Archiver in Standby first, then shifting the Mail. The problem has been minimised when re-cycling an Email, but it's still best to put Art Archiver into Standby even then.

  • 4. DO NOT expect to use your Mac running Art Archiver for anything else while Art Archiver is active. Art Archiver runs constantly, and expects to be left alone. It preferably withrequires a dedicated Mac.

  • 5. An i7 iMac, with 27" screen is advised, especially with a Fusion drive. A minimum of 16GB RAM is recommended, 32 GB is faster. 32GB or more allows the OSX to hold copies of all the used Applications in RAM, and prevents disk swapping. Expect LOTS of disk swapping with only 16GB. Also, if you get a LOT of incoming artwork, a 1TB drive will NOT be large enough, especially for long term storage. Art Archiver generates a LOT of Data. A Power Mac is overkill. If you wish to delete stored Data to free up hard drive space, ONLY delete the folders in the Desktop Art Archiver Folder whose names start with 'Art Archiver Data'. They hold copies of everything, in duplicate. Old yearly Mail Email Mailboxes may also be deleted. The 'Mail Data' folders should be left. They contain much smaller files, which hold useful Client and Email Data, which is used by some supplementary Applications.