Mac Mail Issues and Question

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by neilford, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. neilford macrumors member

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    All my Mailboxes were orphaned when I upgraded to 10.11.1. Why this happened, only Apple knows. I imported the boxes back in. A typical mailbox now has mail buried in subfolder inside subfolder... sometimes to 5 levels of folders i.e. Mailbox/AE1B7E93-4902-4950-970A-C40F60BF2353/Data /6/4/1/Messages. Why, in the name of the Universe did Apple adopt this scheme? It has been this way for several iterations of Mac OS X. They have done this with iPhoto, as well. What ever happened to the idea of KISS? I saw no need or advantage for this kind of organization and I now spend a lot of time undoing this. Why has Apple taken this route?
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    It depends on how you import. I suspect that you imported from a Mailboxes folder. While this works most of the times, I've seen it do the odd sturcture you reported.

    Your best option is to export under Mailbox > Export Mailbox... (You have to do this for every folder and subfolder.) You can import this mailbox correctly.

    Restoring from Time Machine would be your best option. However this is not always possible. In that case, you can use a third party option, Emailchemy that will convert the Mailboxes folders into a standard mbox format that will import correctly. You can download the demo to test. Note you will have to run again to remove the demo watermark. I would only import one folder into Mail for testing demo.

    Emailchemy $29.95 http://www.weirdkid.com/products/emailchemy/

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. neilford thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I will check this out.


     

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