How to get mail of old Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dukeblue91, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I need some help please.
    I have several hundred older emails that I need to transfer from my Sawtooth to my new Mac Mini.
    Migration assistant put in the mailboxes and accounts but not the older emails that are extremely important to me.
    Any idea on how to accomplish this?
    Thank you for any help.
  2. applelabs macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    On your Sawtooth, go to: "Macintosh HD:Users:your user name:Library".
    In the folder "Library" there is a folder called "Mail", copy that folder to the same place on you Mac mini.
  3. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Um... wait a sec there. That'll overwrite the mail already on the mini.

    If the Sawtooth has all of your email, then do what's mentioned, but first rename the Mail folder on the mini to "Mail 2" or whatever before copying the Sawtooth's Mail folder over. Then, in case something goes bad, you've still got your mail.

    You might first want to try Mail->File->Import Mailboxes... on the mini. Be sure your Sawtooth's drive is mounted before doing it.
  5. dukeblue91 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Thanks everybody.
    This last one did the trick.
    I mounted the Sawtooth's drive via the network and imported the mail and it recreated all emails and folders in a special folder called Import.
    I don't know why I always check the hard way first instead of the easy way :rolleyes:
    Well this just keeps reminding me why I love my Mac's and OSX.
    Thanks again for the help.

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