Like many people, Max Shafiq is looking on the Apple Discussion forums for a way to import Tiger Mail messages into Leopard Mail.
Another post in the same thread notes some of the ways not to do it:
I have the same problem Max. I’ve tried importing mailboxes (from the file menu), and also dragging the old Mail folders to the new Mac’s Libraryâ€¦ both attempts only partially successful, with most mail missing completely.
Actually, the answer is fairly simple. Just follow the method in this previous Hawk Wings’ post on importing emlx messages into Tiger Mail. Nothing’s changed.
It involves quitting Mail, making a backup, creating a new Mailbox in your ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes folder, copying in the individual emlx files (that is, the messages) you want to import, restarting Mail, selecting the new mailbox which will appear in the list of mailboxes “On my Mac” and rebuilding it. VoilÃ ! The messages appear, with timestamps and everything else nicely preserved.
Piece of cake.
Tags: Apple Mail, emlx, importing, Leopard, mail.app, mailboxes, messages, Tiger Mail