How to Move Just Mail Over?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by integlspwr, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. integlspwr macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2008
    I have a fresh install of Lion on a separate partition on my computer.

    I still have SL on the other parition..

    How do i move JUST the mail from SL to Lion ?

    I don't need to move anything else, I'll just reinstall it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
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    Couldn't you just login to mail on Lion with the account you have on SL, that should take all your messages across?
  3. integlspwr thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2008
    Hmm is there a way to confirm this, like a step by step ?
  4. webjprgm macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    If I understand what you mean, then you are talking about an IMAP email account, right? This will work, but will not copy over anything that one had stored in local Mail folders. So if you don't have local Mail folders, do it this way.

    To get local folders as well, you need to grab some of Mail's folders out of your old Snow Leopard home folder. At least grab ~/Library/Mail but I'm not sure what else they have. You can experiment with it by finding more Mail-related files under ~/Library if that didn't work. (On Lion they hide the Library folders, so you need to select, from the Finder's menu, "Go" > "Go To Folder ..." and then type in "~/Library".)

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