Saving A MAIL Folder To A USB Stick: How please ?

Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hi Folks,

I use the app that came with my Mac for my eMails.

I have several Folders in it, for eMails I would like to keep and are deemed important.

Would like to back up one or two of the Folders to a USB memory Stick.
Then, if the Mac conks out, i could simply reload them into "Mail".

Not sure how to do it.

I tried the Export option function that did put a Folder on my Desktop.
Looking in the Folder, it seems all gibberish.

Is this what i want, and that if I ever re-load it again into MAIL in the
future, it will turn into English (again) ?

How do i go about this, please ? (really want to do it to a USB Stick; not the "Cloud")

Thanks,
Bob
 
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barbu

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This could be handled by Time Machine of course. But your way will work too, you can test by creating a new user on the Mac, then log in to that account. Open Mail and try importing from your USB.
 

Fishrrman

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Use a reliable backup utility, and EVERYTHING on your boot/main drive will be backed up and saved.

I recommend either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.
Both are free to download and use for 30 days.
 

JhnsSch

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Thanks,
Bob
Hey Bob,
how did you eventually go about finding a solution, that keeps you outside the cloud; ensuring you will sleep well at night, both because of independence from the cloud & despite independence from the cloud? 😁🙂
Did everything work out?
Best,
Jhn
 

Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hi,

Thanks for all the replies.

Will investigate a bit more, but for now will just
stick with Time machine and Carbon Copy Cloner, as suggested.

Regards, and thanks again,
Bob
 
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