Copy MacMail to External Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deltajeff, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. deltajeff macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    I have a couple of hundred e-mail messages that I'd like to copy to an external drive and save. I'd want to save them in the same format they are now
    in, i.e. I want to be able to see date/time/subject/sender etc. Once I can
    save them on the external drive, I'll delete them from my active mail
    application so it runs more efficiently. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  2. McGiord, Apr 22, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    In your user's library look for the Mail folder, there you will have all your emails, copy them to your external HDD and test that you can reopen them, then erase them from your HDD.
    They are .emlx files.
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  3. deltajeff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    Copying Mac Mail

    Sounds like a good idea - but the file comes out as a .mbox folder and
    I can't open this folder up! Arrrgggghhhhh!

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