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Migration to new computer failed

Reported by Jonathan | March 6th, 2021 @ 08:06 PM

Just moved from a macbook pro 2016 to a new mac mini m1.
Moved the library and preferences files at:

~/Library/Preferences/com.freron.MailMate.plist ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/

When I opened MailMate on the new computer it was empty.
How can I get the Big Sur version of MailMate to look at these folders and import my mailboxes and rules?

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  • benny

    benny March 12th, 2021 @ 07:56 AM

    On the M1, you can get a test release with arm64 support here: r5776. I recommend installing that before continuing with the following.

    I'm not sure why MailMate would be empty. Some files must have failed to copy -- or maybe MailMate was running when you copied the files?

    I would recommend only copying the .plist files in this folder (and the preferences-file you already copied):

    ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/*.plist

    MailMate will then refetch all emails and rebuild the database giving you a “clean” start.

    The only major reason to keep the old database would be if you use tags with a server like Exchange IMAP (which does not support the custom IMAP keywords needed to synchronize with the server).

  • Jonathan

    Jonathan March 15th, 2021 @ 01:04 AM

    I followed these instructions exactly and when I opened the new mailmate...it was totally empty with no mailboxes showing. It's not pulling from these files and plists for some reason. Is there a way to manually import preferences, mailboxes, or most importantly my rules?

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