Need some help restoring mail for

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kingsly, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    Hey all, my mom's iMac was having some seriously serious software issues (Aperture was über slow, which I hear is actually a feature. :rolleyes: ) and's accounts were all messed up. They wouldn't send e-mail, wouldn't' receive, etc.

    So, we backed everything up, zeroed the disk, and installed Leopard. I then entered all her account info manually and things are working like a charm (even Aperture's special feature has been semi-disabled). Unfortunately, she has e-mails going back three years and needs to recover all the ones she sent and saved. I am reluctant to simply restore the accounts because then whatever bad preference we had last time will simply migrate over.
    Is there a way to drag over her old e-mails manually?

  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Yep. I recently manually transferred all my emails and it's pretty simple.

    Go to the menubar >File>Import Mailboxes> choose mbox files and away you go.

    I had a number of folders so I simply pulled them over one by one.

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