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10.4: Import 10.3 Mail rules into 10.4's Mail Apps
Tiger only hintAssume that rules from Panther are to be imported. In order to import old rules, rename the /Users/.../Library/Mail/MessageSorting.plist file to MessageRules.plist. Then, open up the file in a text editor and put the outermost <array></array> portion inside of a <dict></dict> with the key "rules." Also, remove each of these:
<key>Version</key>
<string>2</string>
from within each of the old rules, and put just one entry outside of the outermost <array></array> portion of the file. Make sure to indent uniformly:
<dict>
    <key>rules</key>
    <array>
     ...
    </array>
    <key>Version</key>
    <string>2</string>
<dict>
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, and just chose to recreate my rules after migrating.]
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10.4: Import 10.3 Mail rules into 10.4's Mail
Authored by: club60.org on May 23, '05 01:44:39PM

I just copied my old ~/Library/Mail into new ~/Library/Mail. All mailboxes were imported successfully along with all the rules.



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10.4: Import 10.3 Mail rules into 10.4's Mail
Authored by: Thomas_U on May 23, '05 03:28:31PM

I used Migration Assistant and all mails and all rules were in place in Mail 2.0 .

Thomas_U



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Also worked for me.
Authored by: MrHen on Jan 16, '06 08:29:36AM

This will work only if the Mail folder is pure. Copying a few things from the old Mail folder into the new Mail folder will not work.

Performing a direct copy will work and should import Rules and Mailboxes.



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10.4: Import 10.3 Mail rules into 10.4's Mail
Authored by: mark hunte on May 23, '05 03:58:16PM

I did a normal archive-upgrade.

All my mail rules came a long with no problem?

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10.4: Import 10.3 Mail rules into 10.4's Mail
Authored by: maddys_daddy on May 23, '05 04:14:28PM

Yeah, I just did a standard Upgrade, too, and all of my rules were automagically imported into Mail.app 2.0.



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