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Transferring email from 2005 G5 (10.5) to mac pro (10.8)
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sadpandas
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Aug 27, 2012, 05:39 PM
 
Hi all, I have searched high and low and found several conflicting answers and enough threads that scare me from using migration asst. I need to transfer all of my contacts and email (i use mail app and contacts) to a clean install of 10.8. Can anyone give me a clear and concise way of doing this? Any and ALL help is greatly appreciated.

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Aug 27, 2012, 06:11 PM
 
Simply use Migration Assistant located in /Applications/Utilities to migrate your whole account and all settings. That then includes your e-mails. It's very straight-forward: launch it and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Aug 28, 2012, 11:23 PM
 
If you can, redownload all of your mail from the server on 10.8. For the addresses, you should be able to manually export them from 10.5 and import them on 10.8.
     
   
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