Mail.app Export

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by e²Studios, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. e²Studios macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    Apr 12, 2005
    #1
    I'm changing laptops soon and i was wondering if there was a way to move my account settings and my rules over to my new mac? I could just re enter all of the information again, but if there is an easier way id be all for it :D

    i dont care about the mail since its all on the server and i can re dl it, just the accounts and the rules.

    Ed
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Andover, MA
    #2
    I'm guessing you could just copy over /Users/[your account]/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist and you'd be fine; be sure to make a copy or move the original one first, though, just in case.

    Edit: actually, the rules are kept in /Users/[your account]/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.

    If it were me, I'd copy over the entire /Users/[your account]/Library/Mail folder, as well as the Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist file, and then I think you'll be set. :)
     
  3. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    #3
    Danke, you da man :) Just trying to make the transition to my MPB smoother and easier :)

    Ed
     

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