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    question about backing up mail

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    question about backing up mail
    when i copy the /users/username/library/mail folder onto a cd, will i be able to use the import feature on the mail program to import the accounts and emails?

    TIA
    mike

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    question about backing up mail
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    I recently formatted my Mac (to upgrade to Tiger), and seeing your post, I'm horror-struck (again) that this (archiving my Mail messages/mailbox) is something I forgot to do! I lost about a year's worth of mail because of my carelessness T_T". I'll stay tuned to the posts in this thread, so I'll know how to archive my mailbox(es) in the future, hehe.

    peayce.
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    question about backing up mail

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    bump TTT

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    question about backing up mail

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    Bump again

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    question about backing up mail
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    Lol, dopey. Here's a quick update that may or may not help you. I recently reinstalled Mail (if you check out the threads, you'll find my Mail "problem"), and after I had to create a "new" (the 'welcome to mail' prompt appeared, and I had to recreate my old account) account for myself, I figured that I'd have to reimport all my old stuff (by old stuff, I mean all the mail I've received since I was careless enough to not back up my previous emails T_T). So I did, and aside from having some problems with mail boxes that have the same names (inbox, outbox, etc.), it worked. I was able to import my mail messages from the '/users/username/library/mail' back into mail, under a new mailbox. I was just about to drag the respective contents into their respective 'boxes, when I thought to check the new inbox and sent items, and lo and behold...my stuff was already there (they must have been reloaded as soon as I finished re-making my new account)!

    Anyway, beg pardon for the long-winded story. Bottom line: I was able to import the contents of the '/users/username/library/mail' back into Mail. I only did it once, but if it worked for me, there shouldn't be any reason that it won't work for you.

    Hope this helps.

    peayce.
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    question about backing up mail

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    thanks for the help. i tried that out and it worked for me as well =)

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