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Subject:   migrating mail app from panther to tiger
Date:   2005-06-05 13:41:22
From:   macsteve
I followed the instructions: "Should you use POP mail instead, you can simply re-import the mailboxes you created to archive your previous messages into the new application."

I reimported the emails, which worked fine, but emails which were stored in my Inbox or Sent folders failed to show up (I guess because my accounts weren't set up first) also no rules which were set up in Mail were migrated to Mail2 by carrying out the above action.

How do I migrate my rules and accounts over to Mail2 from Mail ?

(Kind of important to me as I have 25 email accounts and hundreds of rules set up to manage these incoming emails into folders in my Mail app)


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  • FJ de Kermadec photo migrating mail app from panther to tiger
    2005-06-05 15:23:46  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]


    First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to write! :^)

    Importing mailboxes does just that — it imports the mail that is stored but not the rules or preferences. These are stored in specific files inside your "Mail" folder as well as in the "com.apple.mail.plist" preferences file. You might need to migrate these as well.

    Of course, the easiest way to go is to use your "Panther" mail folder and preferences file and to launch the Tiger Mail on top of that. I wouldn't recommend it as this can lead to other issues but has worked very well for many users — including me during my tests.

    Truly yours,