Is Mail export in High Sierra limited to 2GB

dianeoforegon

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Sinetempore, a user asked on Apple Discussions about exporting emails in High Sierra. I don't have a big folder to test. Can anyone verify is unlimited folder size is now limited?

This is new to me: with High Sierra I am not able to export .mbox file larger than 2.15Gb. My Inbox is 2.9Gb, when I export it, the .mbox file size is always 2.15Gb!!! And if I import this 2.15Gb file, hundreds e-mails are missing from my original Inbox.
 

EugW

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Are they trying to export to an external FAT32 drive?
 

Mone875697

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I tried to save the mbox file in the iMac HD and in a FAT32, EXFAT or any other drive type... same result, 2.15Gb file.
 

KptIglo

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does this feature still exists?
i'm asking cause i wanna migrate my hole mail boxes from 10.11.4 to 10.13.6 and a lot of them are bigger than 2.15gb and would avoid to buy emailchemy just for that task?!

thx alot
 

macmesser

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does this feature still exists?
i'm asking cause i wanna migrate my hole mail boxes from 10.11.4 to 10.13.6 and a lot of them are bigger than 2.15gb and would avoid to buy emailchemy just for that task?!

thx alot
Why not just break a large mailbox into smaller ones and export and import them separately?
 
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