"lost" old email—leopard upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lord patton, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    Having installed Leopard, the first time I opened mail it told me it needed to import all my old messages, and that it might take a few minutes. I chose the "do it later" option, which closed mail.

    Next time I open Mail, it doesn't offer me this option, and now I don't know how to get back my old mail.

    All the mailboxes are there, and the accounts are pulling new stuff fine, and I have a cloned back-up of my pre-upgrade HD.

  2. cbrain macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2006
    North-East, UK
    I use Thunderbird so I can't really help, but have you looked in the preferences and the menus to see if there are any options to import your old mail?
  3. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    The "import" option then has a message saying "e-mail database being updated for Leopard" and it didn't take very long. Not sure why it's not coming up again though. Maybe you should try the "import" option in File> ?

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