How to Transfer Mail data from one old comp to new?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Roger, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Anyone have a link for instructions on how to transfer my mail from my
    old iBook to my new one? I tried dragging and dropping the Mail folder
    (replacing the new one), but no luck (this works great for other apps
    like Safari, Explorer, Newswatcher, but not Mail). Importing's not
    exactly what I want to do either.

    I'd like to transfer all the account, settings, mailboxes, etc., as they
    are configured on the old computer.

    Thanks for any help.

    Roger, Jan 24, 2005
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  2. Roger

    Bill Lloyd Guest

    ~/Library/Mail contains ALL the mail files. Copy that entire folder,
    and you'll get all the mail.

    Settings/preferences/etc. are all in ~/Library/Preferences or
    ~/Library/Application support.

    Why not just use the migration wizard when you set up the new machine?
    It will get everything, and it takes < 30 minutes.
    Bill Lloyd, Jan 24, 2005
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  3. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Exactly what I was looking for, thanks Bill.
    Well drag and drop in Target Disk Mode took less than 4 minutes,
    including hooking up, shutting down, etc. And it worked like a champ.
    I just needed that Pref folder in addition to the Mail folder. And they
    say drag-and-drop doesn't work for OS X!

    Thanks again Bill,
    Roger, Jan 24, 2005
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