[internetworkers] bright ideas on transferring email?

Ian Meyer ianmeyer at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 22:31:08 EDT 2004

you can also get the individual mailbox files buried in your
~/Library/ folder somewhere (thats the one in your home dir)

eudora may then be able to import them


On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 21:50:25 -0400, Scott <catfather at donpoo.net> wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2004, at 8:15 PM, Sasha Akhavi wrote:
> > Hi folks - somebody must know how to do this (possibly everyone but
> > me).  I've occasionally had the need to transfer email that I've
> > accumulated in a client on one machine to another one.  Currently I
> > want to transfer a couple mailboxes' worth from Apple's mail program
> > on my wife's iBook, which we used during an extended trip, to Eudora
> > on our iMac.  Previously, I've had to export all the emails to a
> > single text file if I wanted to save them at all after losing access
> > to the previous computer.  Naturally, then I lose any indexing
> > ability, etc.  Anyone got a better idea? Sasha
> Use IMAP. You can drag folders or individual messages from a local
> mailbox into a server side IMAP mailbox. Then pick up that mail from
> any IMAP capable client. You can do this with your existing .Mac
> account or, if you don't want to waste the space on your .mac account,
> get a free IMAP account with 10MB of room from http://fastmail.fm/
> BTW, I would recommend the fastmail.fm service to anyone who is looking
> for an online mail setup. It's a very clean interface and has both IMAP
> and POP3 access. Paid accounts get vast amounts of space along with
> server side filters, spam protection, virus protection, multiple
> aliases, etc etc. They even keep a blog detailing server changes and
> any unexpected outages at http://blog.fastmail.fm/
> For the geeks among us,  fastmail.fm runs on Cyrus IMAPd, Postfix,
> clamd and SpamAssassin with a custom written web frontend. The guys who
> run the server are very active on the cyrus-info mailing list and have
> provided many good patches and enhancements back to the Cyrus project.
> --
> Scott
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