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I have an old, no longer accessible IMAP account (or two) with mail that I need off of it. I can access the mail in this defunct account (cached/local copies now on my machine); but my attempts to move the emails in the inbox, or even copy them, fail. Is there some other way to export them to a mailbox on my hard drive (within Mail.app)?

  • What happens when you put the account offline? Can you then see your messages? Try the archive when you are offline. – historystamp Jul 12 '19 at 21:16
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    You might review this Q-and-A: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/312942/… which seems to address the same issue, and offers a solution. – DavidSupportsMonica Jul 13 '19 at 3:08
  • @historystamp, I can currently see the messages... I simply want to copy or move them out of the mailbox, so that I can then kill the accounts. – Paul Bruno Jul 13 '19 at 3:10
  • @David, thanks so much! I'm gonna check this out! – Paul Bruno Jul 13 '19 at 3:11
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    Have you tried mail > mailboxes > export? – historystamp Jul 13 '19 at 4:48

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