Migrating Mail - Cannot archive all email

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  1. SisterRay macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006

    I am trying to migrate my mail from snow leopard on an old macbook to Lion on a new 2012 13" Macbook Pro

    I am using apple mail.

    When I attempt to archive my gmail or other accounts the .mbox created does not contain all the emails.

    Am I doing something wrong. I have also attempted to create smart mailboxes and archive them, but this does not work either.

    This should be very simple, but is causing me all sorts of problems.

    Please help.....soon....this is driving me up the wall
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    A couple of questions.

    Is you Gmail set up as IMAP?

    Is your Gmail account set up to keep copies of emails in Mail?
  3. SisterRay thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    Thanks for responding Brian, I found the issue

    1. I had to rebuild the mailbox
    2. It also seems the archive and subsequent import process de-duplicates your mail

    It all seems fine now

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