How can I backup all my email only on my Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WizardHunt, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    I have a mac mini and will be buying a iMac 3.06 and I want to keep all of my emails but the other things, I will reinstall what I want on the new mac. As far as my pictures, is concerned, I have them in their own folders before I move them into iPhoto so I will back up the original photo folders no prob.

    However I would like to separately back up my email so I am not losing anything regarding my past emails. Any ideas on what to use, how to do it and so on?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Do you have mobile me? You need to be more specific....do you use the Mail app, what provider is your e-mail.
     
  3. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    Yes I have mobile me. I use apple mail. I have 3 accounts set up in that apple mail application. My .mac , a personal website email, and i have my hotmail forwarded into my apple mail as well. But I collect it all in my apple mail program.
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Using mobile me and sync you should be able to preserve settings and copy over everything that way.
     
  5. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    ok, is their a set way to do this? I never synced my email before. Or can you point me to a site that explains how to sync email?
     
  6. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    I figured it out myself. But thanks aaronw1986 for pointing me in the right direction. MobileMe does pay for itself it seems. In more ways than one. ;)
     

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