Mail: export messages to .mbox?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tymmz, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Hi,

    my grandparents or one of their friends accidentally deleted all my grandparent's mails in the inbox-folder.

    Idiot(s)!

    I want to get them at least all the messages including attachments back, which I sent them.

    It seems that the Mail "Save as..." function is broken. It doesn't save the mails as .mbox files.

    Great!

    Is there a convenient way to export my mails so my grandparents can easily import them to their Mail.app?


    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    If you have them in a folder, literally drag that folder to the Desktop or an open Finder window.
     
  3. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Sorry, what folder do you mean?

    EDIT: never mind. created a folder in Mail and dragged all the messages into it. thx.
     
  4. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Okay, that was easy. But is there a way to get these messages into my grandparents' inbox-folder?

    cheers
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The Import Mailboxes feature in the File menu should suffice. I haven't checked but you may even be able to simply drag and drop the folder into Mail too.
     
  6. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    I'm afraid it doesn't do the job.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Are you saying the Import feature isn't working for you? :confused:
     

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