saving emails & contacts from the mail app

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macluv4ever, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. macluv4ever macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2005
    hey guys,

    i'm transferring my info from my mac, to my pc (sold the mac) ... how do i save my inbox & sent messages? for instance, i tried to just select all of the messages, and drag them to a folder, but that didn't work.

    also, how do i save all of my contacts?

    ... thanks
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    You can save messages as an mbox file that Outlook should be able to open. Select all the messages you want to save, and then choose File -> Save as. You will have to give it the appropriate extension that Windows uses for mbox files (I think it might be .mbx).

    You can save all your contacts by highlighting them in the list in Address Book and choosing File -> Export as vCard....
  3. macluv4ever thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2005
    for file source, it lets me choose "Rich Text Format, Plain Text, and Raw Message Source" ... which do i need?

    also ... when exporting the vCard, for some reason it will only save one of the contacts, not all of them

    can anyone help?
  4. macluv4ever thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2005
    guys, with the right google search, i was able to find how to do this:

    it explains it decently right there ... if someone encounters this problem
    in the future, PM me.

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