problem importing mbox-files into apple mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hbhauck, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. hbhauck macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    Is there a size limit Apple Mail can handle when importing mbox-files / mailboxes?
    I have converted my Outlook emails into mbox-format using Little Machine's Outlook2Mail. It worked fine for smaller files, but I have several files up to 1 GB. When trying to import these, Mail just shuts down.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    There shouldn't be a size limit. One possible cause of this is a corrupted Mail database - you can try the vacuum speed trick (search the forums, it's in there) to fix it. If that doesn't help, there's another fix you can use that involves exporting all your mail, creating a fresh, new database, and re-importing it... but since I'm not at my Mac I can't give detailed directions on how this is done.

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