Solved OK, so it was suggested to me to do a clean install on my MBP 15 Early 2011 since I have had some slow down issues and I had just been putting the upgraded OS on top of the older versions. If this was the proper thing to do or not I am not sure, but it has been done. Prior to doing the clean install I ran Time Machine backups for a week to to be 100% sure I had everything, plus I made copies of all of my important items..documents, photos, music etc...Well almost everything, I forgot to export my emails. Not sure if this next bit of information is important or not but here it goes. I have 4 separate email accounts (Yahoo, iCloud, gmail and an old MSN account) with Yahoo being the primary one and the others forward to it. I use the standard Mail app and then had rules set up that sorted my mail to folders that were stored locally on the computer. Most of the mail is just old stuff that is not all that important but I keep it because I am kind of an packrat and hang on to that stuff. However, some of the emails are currently something that I need to have due to some projects that I am working on. After all that blah blah...is there a way I can recover the emails from the Time Machine backups and where would I find them? Thanks in advance for any and all help.