Disable IMAP Account

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jhynds, May 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    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?
  2. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    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.

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