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I recently switched to a new company. As I am the sales head, I receive a lot of emails to look at daily. Earlier I was using Mac Thunderbird as my daily email client but now here it is mandatory to use Apple Mail. So I need to switch from Mac Thunderbird to Apple Mail. The only thing that I require is to backup all my emails before I make the switch so that I don't loose any while migration. I am looking for a quick backup solution that won't take long to do the backup procedure.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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  • Maybe is quite easier, configure IMAP (if already done), push all importants mails to server syncing your e-mails, configure Mail.app, and you are done. If you dont know what is IMAP, just ask to your IT guy. – Vagner Oct 19 '16 at 18:05
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Have you tried Time Machine to Backup your emails?

A more elaborate procedure is explained here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2YaBCXpaM

You can also opt for third party applications: http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/Mail-Backup-X.shtml

I hope this helps. Thanks

  • Thanks for the solution George. I tried the Time machine backup thing but it was a long and tiring procedure, instead, I tried the mail backup x application, which was fast and efficient enough to backup my emails safely. And also the inbuilt email converter was a unique thing that I found in this application. It is an all-rounder tool for email backup, restoration, and conversion, – Terry McClain Nov 1 '16 at 18:21
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Here are the instructions to transition from Thunderbird to Apple Mail

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  • WOW, have you look how old are the software?? Reference 10.4 as current OS. – Vagner Oct 19 '16 at 18:05

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