Migrating from old Macs to El Capitan.

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Migrating EMAILS from older Mac Pro's to new one using E Capitan.

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  1. NMRK macrumors newbie

    NMRK

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    I recently bought a new Mac—El Capitan OS.

    My computer store migrated my EMails etc to the new machine.

    I store, in mailboxes, information re taxes, from my accountant and from my attorneys. Very much needed data.

    I discovered that, because I switched my email, from "@centurytel.net" to "@new.rr.com" every Centurytel message from the time of the change back to day one shows that my emails are TO and FROM Marshfield News.

    My computer people have never heard of anything like that.

    I am guessing that Centurytel and Marshfield News have some ID that jumped into ALL of my emails TO an FROM, making my record keeping worthless.

    HELP.

    Fortunately I have my old computer so can retrieve data BUT a painful learning experience. I hate El Capitan.

    Nona Kyle
    Menasha, WI
     
  2. mbnt macrumors newbie

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    Was this a question or just a rant?

    If we knew your older OS, it would be a lot easier to help.
     
  3. NMRK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WAS YOUR REMARK HELPFUL OR JUST SNOTTY? I have never had a problem migrating contents of one Mac to another. This is about my seventh Mac. If the computer store had never heard of a problem such as I described--I sure haven't either. Did you read the whole post?
    I kept my old computer just in case there were problems. The problem really is: Centurytel mail. My OS are always last update.

    10.9
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Wow! You just registered today to ask for help and this is your response to someone that bothered to reply to your thread to ask for more information? mbnt asked for the old OS. Where did your post have the information? Maybe mbnt didn't catch the "HELP" part of your post but that is no reason to be rude.
    You may consider my reply not "helpful", but a little politeness and consideration might go a long way to getting people to want to reply to your thread with help.
     
  5. NMRK thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. NMRK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing in my inquiry constituted a "rant." SO you are rude. Which OS prior to El Capitan had nothing to do with what happened. It is an email provider's problem--and no one, NOT EVEN Apple has a solution.

    I do not appreciate having ALL 'TO's" and "FROM's" in thousands of files state that they are to/from MARSHFIELD NEWS. I have nothing to do with MARSHFIELD NEWS. I have had files migrated at least a half dozen times without a problem--all done by the same computer guy who has always done it. This problem started when I terminated CENTURYTEL.NET as my email provider because I MOVED out of that carrier's area and had to change carriers.

    Now, knowing that I was using 10.9.5--can you solve the problem?
     
  7. NMRK thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. LOLobo macrumors member

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    #1 This should not be a poll
    #2 Not exactly a solution, but for the future, I would not recommend using an ISP's email.
     
  9. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    It seems like you were replying to me since you quoted my post right before your post. If so, I did not say anything about a rant in my post so maybe you need to get your facts straight. Maybe your the one that needs to read a post more completely. I did not ask what OS you had prior nor do I care. No I can't answer your problem directly since you have a unique situation. I will give you that I did say you were rude to mbnt's post SO if you think that is rude then so be it.

    It seems like the problem started when you upgraded to El Capitan, so you might find more information in the OS X El Capitan (10.11) forum. I do remember some threads mentioned about having some Mail upgrade problems to El Capitan and having to rebuild the Mail database. Try searching that forum only for the search criteria of Mail. I do not know if it will definitely help, but it might be worth a try.
     
  10. NMRK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the info. More developments--messages starting around July, 2014 have ROAD RUNNER in TO and FROM. Today some, but not all, of my messages are being rebranded AMAZON. This whole things sounds like someone is hacking my computer. None of the entities have a direct connection to me and except for Marshfield News starting to appear when I switched email carriers, nothing that happened in July, 2014, could cause the second incident and the last--Amazon, began to show up at about 7 PM today. I will find the answer but until I do, my new computer is toast. I have ordered a new (old) 10.9 so I can transfer my files properly.
     

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