Old Mail on clean install - how ??

hfg

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My system disk has evolved over many years and upgrades and I am thinking of starting over with a clean install.

My MAIL is my primary concern ... I have a valuable history of mail folders with contact information I don't want to lose. After I have the clean install of OS X ML and all of my additional applications installed, how can I retrieve and recover my mail folders from the old-system to the new-system so I can continue just where I left off?

I have tried to "export" from the old, and "import" to the new, but it just adds a "import" folder rather than presenting it exactly as it was. Is there a library tree somewhere which can be copied to the new installation which will bring up the mail application exactly as it was?

Thanks,
-howard
 

hfg

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Did you use Migration Assistant to move your old email to your clean install? Read all about it us the blog post Mac to Mac Transfer - Move Your Important Mac Data
Back Up or Move Mail, Bookmarks, Address Book, iCal to a New Mac
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I did not use Migration Assistant as I did not want other junk to migrate to the fresh install.

Thank you ... that link was perfect for what I am wanting to do! :) :cool:

I am surprised that article didn't come up in my many Google searches with key words.

Thanks,
-howard
 

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