How to Archive Leopard Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Artofilm, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

    Artofilm

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    Hello everyone.

    I have chosen to sell my iMac.
    I will be purchasing a MacPro next (once MWSF comes)

    I need to transfer all of my Mail data from one computer to the other. I have 3 mail accounts that I need to transfer + tons of mailboxes that have tons of subfolders with mail in the aswell.

    I will not be able to hook up my iMac to transfer the files right to the MacPro, I am selling my iMac tomrrow, and I will be getting a MacPro in January.

    Anyone with any idea what to do, please help
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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  3. Artofilm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Artofilm

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    Yah...I dont have a .mac account either...
    Thanks for the idea tho.
     
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    Get a free trial account.Back up all your mail then just before the 30 day trial is up ( you should have your Mac Pro by then ) decide to not use .Mac ;)
     
  5. Artofilm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, wow that's sneaky.
    I just checked, it's actually a 60 day trial, I will definately have a MacPro by then!

    I also thot that the trial required your credit card # ahead of time, but i guess not.
     
  6. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Or just copy ~/Library/Mail from your old computer to your new computer.
     
  7. Artofilm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that all that would need to be done?
     
  8. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, that's it. You could also search for "mail" in your ~/Library/Preferences folder to get your preferences too. But that's not typically a big deal.
     
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    If you don't change or delete or receive or send any mail between the time you sell the iMac and get the Mac Pro.Yes.
     
  10. Artofilm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Im not too worried about the prefs., I just want to make sure all of my mailboxes and folders stay in order the way I left them.
     

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