.Mac users who have their email set up as a POP account but would like to change it to the newer (and better) IMAP format, can find help in a thread on the Apple Discussion Boards.
A user in that situation asked for guidance and received two useful replies which set out different methods for making the switch.
Allan Sampson’s procedure (the second reply) seems simplest.
Following the steps set out there will make sure no emails are lost or accidently deleted by Mail.app’s unpleasant POP account ambush.
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