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Deleting Mail account question
Posted by: mstudio
Date: October 18, 2013 10:24AM
My wife has a few dead email accounts she would like to delete. I know that if you do that, it will also delete all emails. If she has a good recent back-up, will she be able access them if needed? If so, how?
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Re: Deleting Mail account question
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 18, 2013 10:59AM
I think it only deletes the messages that are in the "official" mailboxes. Like Inbox, Sent, Trash etc. You can just create a folder "on your Mac" in Mail and drag your stuff there. Then when you delete the account, your mail will be stored safely in a folder in Mail.

At least i think so.



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Re: Deleting Mail account question
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: October 18, 2013 01:29PM
You can also move all these email messages from the folders in one old account to the folders for the account you will be keeping.

Make sense?

You have to turn on all the mail accounts, then move messages from the inbox to the keeper inbox, drafts to the keeper drafts, etc, etc.

Then you can delete the mail account, in the preferences of Mail.

Jeff
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