backing up mailboxes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ahmadof, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. ahmadof macrumors member

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    does anyone know how to backup a mailbox in mail? if i drag a mailbox to the desktop, i get a little mailbox icon and a XXXX.mbox name. when i look in the librarry under "mail", the folder is full of these little boxes as well. The file size seems to be too small to contain all the messagesa and attachmetns. Can i just burn this to a disk and have a backup or no? thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    If you want a full backup of your Mail mailboxes and other settings, you should back up:

    ~/Library/Mail (the whole folder)
    ~/Library/Caches/Mail (the whole folder)
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Mail.plist (all your settings are stored in this file)
     

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