Import a Mailbox - OS X 10.7-10.8

by onjdl — last modified Jan 23, 2015 04:54 PM
  1. To import a mailbox to another Mac's Mail application follow the steps below.
    1. Move the exported mailbox you would like to import to the destination computer.
      See How to Export a Mailbox
    2. Open the Mail application on the computer you wish to perform the import.
    3. Select File from the top menu.
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    4. Select Import Mailboxes from the drop down menu
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    5. A window will open titled Import. Choose Files in Mbox format at the bottom of the list.
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    6. Navigate to the location of the exported mailbox and select the .mbox file. Click the Choose button at the bottom of the window to complete the import.
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    7. You will now see a new mailbox entry under the Import section of the left hand pane titled mbox. You may click on the mbox folder to rename it to something more appropriate. For example the name could be something like 2012 Customer Email or 2012 johndoe@olympus.net mail archive.