Can't import IMAP mailbox to Mail on Mac OS X - Help!!

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  1. itai macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey,

    I am trying to import a Mail library to my Macbook Air. The folder's format is XXX.imapmbox, and has the following subfolders inside: Attachments, Messages and an info.plist file.

    I have tried the following ways to import it in the Mail app:

    - Import Apple Mail and selecting the XXX.imapmbox folder. Error message: "No valid Apple Mail files were found."

    - Import Files in mbox format: Error message: "No valid mbox files were found."

    I am desperate since I have so much important information in this folder..please help!!

    Thanks.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Hmm, that's odd. Try renaming it to XXXX.mbox instead of XXXX.imapmbox and see if Mail will import it.
     
  3. itai thread starter macrumors member

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    Nop...tried that, did not work... :(
     
  4. waynep macrumors 6502

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    If its IMAP, why not just connect to the mail server again with IMAP. It will re-sync everything. Why are you even trying to import the data files?
     
  5. itai thread starter macrumors member

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    Cause i dont have this account anymore...long story.
     
  6. adt100 macrumors newbie

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    You could try importing them into Thunderbird then moving them to Mail.app from there.
     
  7. karl878 macrumors member

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    Mail wants you to select the folder that contains the mailboxes to be imported (i.e. the folder where the .mbox folders to be imported reside), not the .mbox folders themselves. Try selecting the folder one or perhaps two levels higher up.

    Select: ~/Library/Mail
    Not: ~/Library/Mail/.../XXX.imapmbox
     

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