View Full Version : Disable IMAP Account

May 29, 2012, 09:16 AM
Hi all,

I'm having problems with Mail on my Mac.

I was using a Google IMAP account however I am now going to be using an Exchange account instead.

When I disable my old IMAP account all of my old mail disappears. When I enable it again the mails re-appear but I can't send/receive mail under this account any more and prompts for a password every time I try to send/receive.

Is it possible to disable the account on my Mac and store all of the mails locally?

May 29, 2012, 10:17 AM
What you can do is create Mailboxes(folders) on your Mac and and move the messages from the old imap server to there.

In the Mail menus, it's Mailboxes -> New Mailbox... in the window that pops up, select the Location as "On My Mac".

Once you have all the messages copies over, you can disable the old mail account.