I am using Mail.app for email. I have to transition an account to a new machine and login account. Is there a way to read all my account information (username, ports, etc.) and set up a new Mail.app account on the new machine using the command line in Terminal.app?

ETA. Both machines are macOS High Sierra.

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    Just curious, why cant you use the built in Migration Assistant.app that is designed to do just that (and much more)? Jan 25, 2018 at 15:53
  • I'd like transparency in what I am copying over. I could just note down on paper all the setting in Mail.app accounts, but I thought there must be a way of reading and writing that information using the command line.
    – pheon
    Jan 25, 2018 at 16:55


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