Migrating mail without the migration assistant?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mcdj, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    I just bought a new Rev A. Macbook Air for my GF. I don't have it yet...

    Currently she has a Powerbook 12" running Tiger.

    She will want to do some very light file transfers. Being the resident geek, I am in charge of this. I don't see any real need to bother with migration assistant. Tranferrring her music, bookmarks, and address book are no issue for me. She barely has any apps worth transferring.

    My only real concern is about mail, coming from Tiger to Leopard, and the fact that she uses a mix of email sources...MobileMe, Gmail, etc.

    Setting up the accounts is not a problem, but I'm wondering about the actual message files on her Powerbook. After I set up her main user account on the MBA, can I just replace the mail folder in her home folder with the mail folder from her Powerbook? Some of the messages are IMAP, and some are POP accounts which she doesn't want to lose.

    I did this very thing when I got a new desktop, but it was a Tiger - to - Tiger transfer, so I just want to check if there are any issues doing this from Tiger to Leo.

    Thanks.

    mcdj
     
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    that second link is just what the doctor ordered. many thanks.
     

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