Mac Mail Question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by cudafish, May 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    I am installing a SSD today. When I am finished with the clean install I want to restore all my Mac Mailboxes with the messages inside. How can I do this without using Time Machine ?
    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    If you're using IMAP, just set up your accounts and the messages will download again.

    Alternatively (or if you're still using POP), then just copy over ~/Library/Mail and ~/Library/Mail Downloads from your old user directory to the new one.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. I created these mailboxes on my MAC. Not sure how this effects things ? I was able to move all my boxes and rules over the only thing all the boxes I moved are empty don't no why. If I drill down into each mailbox folder( in my library) I see the saved messages but do do not see the messages in each box within Mac Mail.

    Thanks Again
     

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