How do i migrate my mail library to a fresh system?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spitboy2000, May 29, 2010.

  1. spitboy2000 macrumors member

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    I just did a clean install of snow leopard and want to migrate my mail library into it. Does anybody know how to do this? thnx!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you have a Time Machine backup, use Migration Assistant.

    If not, they are found in /User/Library/Mail/email_address/INBOX.mbox
     
  3. spitboy2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    basically, i had my email library on an external drive. now i have created another account and i have a fresh, empty mail window when i open mac mail. how do i reassociate the email library with this new computer?
     
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    How did you keep it on the external? Did you just copy the /user/Library/Mail folder? Click Mail -> File -> Import mailboxes... -> Select files in mbox format -> Hunt for your mbox files /user/Library/Mail/email_address
     
  5. spitboy2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    im not sure how i did it the first time. i moved my iTunes and Mail off to an external drive. the iTunes was easy -- you just move the whole thing and press option when it starts to pick a new library. but i am still stumped about the situation with Mail....i cant figure out what to do, even after your reply...can you be more specific?
     

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