Merging mailboxes across different OS X boxes?
November 1, 2005 4:43 AM Subscribe
Merging mailboxes maintained with the Mail app under OS X?
posted by Mutant to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I use the OS X Mail app to send & receive email on five different accounts.
I had an accident and my 15" 1.25Ghz PowerBook got trashed. The case was bent sharply and although the machine ran just fine it would not sleep. The PowerBook and I visited the Genius Bar at the Apple Store on Regent Street where it was repaired in about two weeks.
But I need a machine so before I sent the 15" off I purchased a sweet 12" 1.5Ghz PowerBook, and used Apples Migration Assistant to "clone" the original machine onto the new one. I figured the 12" would visit Mr eBay once the 15" was home.
So two weeks later I got the 15" back, but one thing led to another and although I've tried to be disciplined some six weeks later the mail spools on the two machines are inconsistent. In terms of receiving, the 15" does have the canonical inbox across all the accounts, but both machines have slightly different outboxes (i.e., I've sent from both computers). These tied to POP3 mailboxes on the various servers.
What options do I have to merge the mailboxes across the two computers? I'd hate to have to do this manually as I'm sure I'd miss something. And the 12"? Yeh I know, I'm a loser - I'm keeping both.