Transferring Mail Accounts From One Machine To Another

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. Anderson, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    #1
    Ok, so I can't use the migration manager, but I can get to the files - and just moving the mail folder in the library folder isn't going to do it - any one have any ideas?

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  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Try copying over:

    ~/Library/Mail
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist
     
  3. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    That was the one - but then I had to find my damn passwords :D

    Thanks!

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  4. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    No problem! It's always those pesky .plist files. :D
     
  5. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    bleh, I know.

    So are there any others that I should worry about?

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  6. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    That that I know of. Unless, of course, you want to transfer other applications' preferences.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I actually went digging and found one more that I needed. Thanks again for your help.

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  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #8
    Those should all be in your old login.keycain... open that with Keychain Access, find the mailservers in question... (and all other passwords you might have saved (outside Firefox)).
     
  9. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Just for future reference, does the .plist contain settings for your toolbar and fonts?
     
  10. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    From what I can tell by looking through it, it does keep track of your UI settings. As far as fonts, what do you mean? Fonts and font prefs are kept in different places in your system.
     
  11. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, the font preferences. The mailbox font, message list font etc.

    When I had to install a new drive, it took me about 4 days to get the Mail and Safari fonts the way I wanted it. I thought I was was going to go nuts. The settings would have been backed up too but I always do everything the hard way. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    I'd guess that the .plist file has all of this info in it.
     

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