Export important emails???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bsheridan, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    I'm planning a clean install of my mac and there are a few important things which need keeping, namely important emails.

    I know they may be stored on the email servers but I'm pretty sure copies are also located in ~/Library/Mail.

    My question is if I save a copy of this folder to a CD or USB stick, can I then just import them back to the same folder location after I have performed the clean install?, assuming the location will be the same on Tiger and Leopard.

    At the moment I am running 10.4.11 (using Mac Mail) but will performing a clean install of 10.5.4.
    (You may say you should just upgrade, but I am running out of HD space so a clean install is best)

    cheers, b.
  2. cvbateman macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    Yes, if you copy the entire contents of the ~/Library/Mail folder (minus any IMAP folders), you are able to perform a Mail->File->Import Mailboxes operation.
  3. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
  4. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008

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