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On an iMac with Mountain Lion, I need to delete an account due to the 10.8.5 update crashing the mail app (Quit, Rebuild, and Connection Doctor are all grayed out). If I remove an email account and add the account back as a new account, how can I re-associate the existing emails and folders back to the new account ( I copied the Mail folders). I'm assuming that the emails will be deleted when I delete the account. If I add the copied files back in, is there a way to re-associate to the new account?

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