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Old Nov 10, 2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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Where does apple mail store it's mail files?

Where are they located so I can back them up?
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 02:37 PM   #2
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Home -> Library -> Mail
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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not sure anymore

used to be stored in ~/Library/Mail, but now seems to be hidden. So far I have not been able to get a solution to this.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 10:24 AM   #4
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Still in <home>/Library/Mail, but hidden

Mail still appears to store messages in <home>/Library/Mail, but the files are hidden from the Finder.

If you open your Terminal, you can do "cd Library/Mail" and you'll be in the directory where the messages are. "du -sh *" will show the size of each file or folder in that directory; "ls -al" will list the files and folders.

Good luck.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 11:14 PM   #5
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Apple Mail files are in Home/Library/Mail

Apple Mail files are in Home/Library/Mail. The key is to close the Mail program first. When the Mail program is open, the Mail folder is hidden in the Library folder. This prevents you from tampering and causing problems by changing files while the Mail program is active.
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is there anyway to move this default location?
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