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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Sun 22-Sep-13 20:14:50
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Mail Backup Retrieval


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I back up the contents of my G4 iMac 10.2.8 on to a LaCie hard drive as often as I can remember to.

Retrieving data files and pictures seems easy enough.
But how do I retrieve email messages?
Not a Mailbox - which I can retrieve and see but not open - but the individual Mail messages.
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 23-Sep-13 00:52:19
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Re: Mail Backup Retrieval


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I don't think you can pre-Leopard, when the format changed (short of re-importing the mailbox).

May be wrong though.

Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Fri 27-Sep-13 12:32:59
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Re: Mail Backup Retrieval


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Thanks to ian_c for suggesting IMPORT Mailboxes.
Yes that does work OK and once imported into Mail you can read each individual message.
I did have some concerns about confusion between the present and the imported Maibox having the same Mailbox name.
But no worries - the imported Mailboxes are stored in Mail in a Folder called "Import", so it all works fine.

Thanks.


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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 27-Sep-13 13:35:39
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Re: Mail Backup Retrieval


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It's always a delight to give accidental good advice!

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