Is Mail saved as a single transferable file

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    If I want to take Mail with me from one Mac computer to another, is there a single file to export??
    Thanks.
    Frank
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    No.

    Under your <Home ID> you will find a folder called Mail under Library.

    You need to copy it (the Mail folder) over to your new Mac.
     
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sushi,

    I'm thinking of getting a Mac Air to take to the office with me. But I'd like to keep my Mail files consistent from Home Mac to Travel Mac Air.
    Frank
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    If possible, set up your e-mail account as IMAP.

    That way all computers that access the account will see the same thing. Auto-sync if you will.

    I do this with multiple laptops, desktop and iPhone for multiple accounts. Convenient and works well in my experience.
     
  5. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sushi,
    Sounds like my Gmail account. I use that alot.
    I have Contact groups set up for various items I save to, but I did have to input separate contacts into each group.

    Frank
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I like Gmail.

    Can easily use the web version, on my Mac via Mail or on my iPod touch & iPhone via the mail.app. Very convenient and works well.
     

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