View Full Version : Trouble transferring Mail.app data

7th October 2007, 11:11 AM
After a reinstall...
As I understand it, if you copy:
/Library/Mail Downloads,
folders, and then place them into your new users library, mail.app should kick off with all your old emails in your clean installed system.
Any ideas why mine will only show me email prior to May 24th 2007??
I know the data is still there, for if I do a quick spotlight search, I find all my current mail files, they are just not in the app.

7th October 2007, 10:56 PM
It would be great to find a fix for this.
The date of May 24th likely relates to when i imported my email to mail.app from entourage. But why since then does nothing show up? I have no idea.

9th October 2007, 08:41 PM

9th October 2007, 09:00 PM
No idea!!!

Did you try "import mailboxes" under file menu in Mail.app?

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9th October 2007, 09:46 PM
Did you try "import mailboxes" under file menu in Mail.app?

No I didn't. But have had some success in doing so, thanks very much!
The import mailboxes will still only import prior to May '07, but when I point the importer to specific account folders in the Mail folder I backed up, it has picked up all the rest. I guess it screwed up somehow to do with my prior migration from entourage to mail.
Thanks all the same.