How do I move Mail from G4 to Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lindarose, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. lindarose macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2008
    Hi all,

    I want to move mail from a G4 APG 450 running OS X 10.4.11 to a Mac Pro running OS X 10.5.

    Can I just copy the folder user/library/mail/mailbox on the G4, burn to a disk and move it to mail in OS X 10.5? Or do I need to do something more... involved?

    I’ve searched for answers. All I find talks about exporting to a different mail client. I want to use apple mail, but move from Tiger to Leopard on a different computer.

    Thanks for any help,

  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    you should be able to go into User/Library/Mail and copy the mail folder over. that should include all your messages. then go to User/Library/Preferences and copy the over as well into the appropriate locations on the new machine.

    again, this *should* work without a problem. just be sure to have a backup first just in case.
  3. lindarose thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2008
    Thank you PlaceofDis

    I'll try this tomorrow and see how it works. This is the answer I was hoping for.


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