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10.3: How to import old Mail inbox to new Mail inbox
Authored by: Bottacco on Nov 08, '03 09:44:55AM

Well, all the things you are saying here are fine, but the easiest way to migrate your old mail to a fresh installation goes like this:

a) Go to your user's "Library" folder and copy the whole "Mail" folder.

b) Then go to your user's "Preferences" folder and copy the file "com.apple.mail.plist"

c) Now you can install your new operating system deleting everything (I suppose you have already backed up the rest of your important files).

d) After installation and before opening "Mail.app" copy the backed up "Mail" folder to your user's "Library" folder and the "com.apple.mail.plist" file inside your user's "Preferences" folder.

After that you can open "Mail.app" and you will have all your mailboxes, all your accounts, all your signatures, all your filters and all your emails in place.

Hope this helps.



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10.3: How to import old Mail inbox to new Mail inbox
Authored by: C14ru5 on Nov 08, '03 11:40:15AM

If you copy the whole ~/Library/Mail folder from Jaguar to Panther you might encounter the same bug as I did: Apple's junk mail filtering stops working (junk mail won't move into the junk mailbox). This has happened to me on two computers, while a third computer worked flawlessly. Your mileage may vary.

Solution:
Delete ~/Library/Mail/MessageSorting.plist and ~/Library/Mail/MessageSorting.plist.backup

The solution would cause your Rules to be deleted, but those rules usually are easy to set up again.



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10.3: How to import old Mail inbox to new Mail inbox
Authored by: clim on Apr 17, '06 05:17:03AM

Tried copying the mail folder after reinstalling the OS. All the folders created before appeared but the contents in the folder were 0MB. When the folders were opened, no mails appeared.

Please advise. The size of the mail folder was 3GB worth of information but all the folders showing bold numbers of unread mails did not have information in them.



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