#432 ✓cantreproduce
Andy Neal

Create IMAP mailboxes from offline "sent" POP mailboxes

Reported by Andy Neal | August 25th, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

I am switching from Apple Mail to MailMate. I am trying to import old offline "sent" mailboxes created when I used POP. I exported the mailboxes from Apple Mail as mbox, created a new IMAP mailbox with the same name, and imported the messages from the old mbox folders. I did this offline for speed. All the messages are now readable in MailMate and attachments are in place. When I tried to take the mailboxes online they failed. My current mail server is Gmail if that matters. I can see how smart mailboxes will be useful going forward, but I would like to include the historical data if possible. Apparently I can keep the folders offline and that actually works for me since I just need to use the messages as information. But I would rather they were online and visible from other locations.

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  • benny

    benny August 25th, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

    In theory, at least, what you describe should work. What kind of error message did you get – if any. Maybe Gmail didn't like the mailbox names?

  • benny

    benny October 10th, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “cantreproduce”

    I am still interested in finding out why the mailboxes could not be taken online, but I'll mark the ticket as cantreproduce for now.

  • benny

    benny April 30th, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

    The user switched to a different IMAP provider and the original problem was never resolved.

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