Getting all my mail back on SL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MythicFrost, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    Ok, I had Leopard, I did a clean install to Snow Leopard, I am unable to use time machine to restore the mail.

    Can I just re-add the accounts and it will download ALL the mail for the life time of those accounts?

    Kind Regards
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    #2
    If the mail is still on the server, it should be able to redownload it.

    I did a clean install as well. On Snow Leopard, I closed Mail.app, and then copied /Users/me/Library/Mail from the backup of my old machine over to my Snow Leopard machine. Next time I opened Mail.app, my old accounts + emails were all there.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #3
    I want to do that, I made a backup of that folder but it doesn't seem to work for me!

    Kind Regards
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Hmmm, weird.

    Is it giving you any particular error?
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If quitting Mail.app, and copying over both the plist and the Library/Mail folder (and subfolders) doesn't work, I'm not sure what the next step would be. :(

    I wonder if you get free AppleCare with the Snow Leopard purchase?!
     
  7. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #7
    You do get 90 days free phone support for the OS :p

    However I've got it working with the plist file over :p
    Thanks!!!!!

    Kind Regards
     

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