Backing Up Mail.app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ee99ee, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    #1
    What is the best way to backup my Mail.app data? A cron job that archives (gzipped tarball) ~/Library/Mail to my backup/file server? Will that save all my settings (rules) too?

    Thanks,

    Chris Miller
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    That'll save your emails but you may want to save com.apple.mail.plist in your Preferences folder to retain your account information and some other customised settings too. :)
     
  3. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    I use iBackup, it allows you to easily save and restore all your settings and files not just for mail :)
     

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