Migration from Sparrow to Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by twistees, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. twistees macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    I have used Sparrow for a while now, but given that development on the app has been stopped, I would like to move away to either Mac Mail (or possibly Postbox).

    The problem is that I can find no easy (or hard) way of migrating my large archive mailbox. The best I can do is to export the messages from Sparrow and import them on Mac Mail, but this creates a separate mailbox/folder for each message, resulting in 10000 sub-mailboxes under Import, which makes the application so sluggish I cannot reorganise them.

    Has anyone else had this problem and managed to resolve it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    As I don't see much changing in the world of email or my needs, I've decided to stick with Sparrow. It's perfect as-is, so I am not concerned about the lack of development at this point. However, Airmail in the App Store is a great alternative, and only $2 to boot. In the end, I still prefer the simplicity of Sparrow's interface.

    I am confused by your question, though. Are you using Sparrow with your Gmail account? All of the messages Sparrow is showing should be on the server. I am not seeing a way that you can archive messages offline like you can in say, Outlook, for example.

    Are you using it with Gmail? Or something else? If it is Gmail, you should be able to simply set the account up in your new app of choice and everything should be there. Sparrow is not storing anything itself.
  3. twistees thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, Sparrow does archive messages offline, which is also the main reason why I have not switched to Airmail. I use an IMAP account with limited space (no chance of changing this, it's work related), so offline archiving is the only option.
  4. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ah I see, I was not aware. In that case, I am not sure. Sorry!

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