Copying Mail to new Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Courthold, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Courthold macrumors member

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    Apr 15, 2005
    #1
    Hey all,

    Well I'm currently awaiting shipment of my shiny new iMac and it occurred to me that I have no idea how to get all my mail from my current mac mini to the new one. Is there some export function in Mail that I'm missing? :confused:
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    Feb 14, 2005
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    Northern Ireland
    #2
    You just need to copy the com.apple.mail.plist file from your Home>Library>Preferences folder to the same location on your new machine, and also copy the Mail folder from Home>Library>Application Support to the same place on your new machine.

    Thats all there is to it, although they should have an export function...
     
  3. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    #3
    I just drag stuff over.

    There are three things i drag over:

    Home>Library>Mail
    Home>Library>Mail Downloads
    and
    Home>Library>Preferences>com.apple.mail.plist

    If you drag those three things over you should be good to go with mail.
     

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