Using old Mail Library folder after new installation

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by spinnerlys, Oct 3, 2008.

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    spinnerlys

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    #1
    Hello.

    I always encountered this strange behaviour after a new installation of Mac OS X.

    I used Mail for two Google Mail accounts, saved the Users/ME/Library/Mail folder to an external hard drive, for putting it back after a I installed my system again.

    So, now that I have done it, still the Welcome to Mail screen appears where I have to input my data for my account.
    I did so, but even the import mailbox function did not function properly.

    So how can I use my account for Mail, that I saved to an external drive?

    I used and use Mac OS 10.5.5 and Mail 3.5.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. spinnerlys thread starter Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    And again, I have found the solution.

    I haven't copied enough.

    As it turns out you have to copy the following:

    1. Users/user/Library/Mail

    2. Users/user/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist


    Here is a more detailed approach.
     

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