Apple mail client backup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by satyam90, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. satyam90 macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2007
    Bangalore, India
    For Microsoft Outlook there is a file "Personel Store (PST)" which consists of all the mails, contacts etc. Is there any such file for default Apple mail client so that I can take backup of my mail easily?
  2. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2007
    Nagoya, Japan
    Yes. You can back up your mail in two ways.

    The first is by, while in, going to the 'Mailbox' menu, and selecting 'Archive Mailbox'. That will create a file using which you can restore your mail if the worst happens.

    Second way, is to open your home folder, go to the folder called 'Library', from there go to another folder called 'Mail'. That 'Mail' folder contains everything. So you can just back that up wherever and however you want.

    Hope that helps.

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