Where are Mail 7 files stored?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by robgendreau, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. robgendreau, Nov 7, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013

    robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    In ~/Library/Mail the same folder structure seems to exist, with each POP or IMAP account listed, and then mboxes corresponding to mailboxes and so on, as before.

    But at least in IMAP accounts the user folders (mboxes corresponding to "folders" in Apple IMAP or "labels" in Gmail) are empty; all the mail files (emlx) seem to be in All Mail. Is this the default structure? Or have I got something special going on? In my old pre-Mav Mail folder it seemed the messages were in some kind of library structure sorta like iPhoto libraries and so on.

    It matters because I was backing up those individual mbox folders separately.

    Edit: seems some are kept in /Mail, but most in /Mail/V2. Dunno why both.
  2. bolen macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    Mine are still in ~/Library/Mail/V2/IMAP-my_adress@domain.com/INBOX.mbox

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