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I'm setting up a new computer and wanted to get my email contacts from 10.6.8 to 10.8.5 in Apple mail. I exported the mailboxes and I set up the accounts already... but no contacts show up when emailing. I tried copying the plist, but doesn't do anything. Will I have to copy the whole mail folder? I didn't want to muck this up since I already imported the mailboxes and set up the accounts?

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If you're talking about the people that appear because they're previous recipients…

Previous Recipients

You can move these people by selection them from the Previous Recipients list (Window → Previous Recipients) then Add to Contacts.

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I don't have anything saved in contacts... it's the mail addresses that pop up when emailing from apple mail for years? – dhrose Dec 27 '13 at 16:02
Hmmmm... didn't realize that. So then I need to export contacts from old machine reimport to "contact" on new machine? Then they'll show up in mail??? – dhrose Dec 27 '13 at 16:10
@dhrose Yep, that'll do it. I've tried to find the preference file that holds the Previous Recipients, but I can't find it. Either way, the Add to Contacts method would still work. – grgarside Dec 27 '13 at 16:18
Thanks! that worked... – dhrose Dec 27 '13 at 16:31

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