How can I retrieve my mail settings.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbrown, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    Hi All -

    Bear with me and I'll explain my situation. MacbookPro 2.4

    I have 2 hard drives - internal 250gb ( running SnowLeopard ) and external 160gb ( running Leopard ).

    Recently, my logic board failed - and I took out my internal drive, so I could boot off GF's Macbook and carry on working while the MBP was getting fixed.

    For some reason when using the Macbook - all my settings went from Mail - and I had to re-enter all my accounts. When I did this, I couldn't get all my accounts up, and the ones that did had some files and folders missing.

    However, if I boot on the external 160gb, they are all good.

    HOW CAN I COPY MY MAIL FROM 160GB DISK TO 250GB INTERNAL DISK, TO RESTORE MY MAIL SETTINGS / PREFERENCES?

    I would like to retain all my emails.

    cheers
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #2
    There is probably a much faster way which is escaping me but could you not use an old pen and paper and write down the settings?
     
  3. Denarius macrumors 6502a

    Denarius

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    #3
    In the user/library folder there's a folder called mail and mail downloads. Copy them over, replacing the existing ones. Then, in preferences, copy com.apple.mail.plist.
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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