how to back up my mailbox

Discussion in 'macOS' started by compute, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. compute macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi folks,

    Can someone please tell me how i should back up my mailboxes I'd like to have a back up on my external drive in case something goes wrong i could still import all my mailboxes. Is archive mailbox the same as backing it up?


    I still run OSX 10.6.8 and my mail is version 4.6.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    The easiest approach is to use Time Machine to back up your entire volume.

    In any event the mailboxes are stored int ~/Library/Mail ~/Library/Mail Downloads

    You can also select within the mail app MailBox>Export Mailbox...
     
  3. compute thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't use time machine.

    There is no "export mailbox" ...:confused:
     

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