How to Back Up and Restore Mail in Lion

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terryzx

I just take my entire mail folder and transfer it and it works fine

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adamsstephene

Terryzx, your method works fine if you don't mind taking the additional step or two to gain access to Mail.app's folder buried within the now hidden Library folder. For those users who'd rather not dig around a Terminal session or are not savvy enough to use the Finder menu option "Go To Folder...", the inclusion of an import/export option within Mail.app's GUI is the simpler, less intimidating approach (especially if Mail ends up in full-screen mode and the user doesn't know how to get out of it -- like my elderly parents who are finding Lion's overhaul of the OS to be extremely frustrating after using the "classic" way since 2001).

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