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Mail (Mac): Creating an .mbox backup

Below, you will find the steps to export a mailbox to create a backup copy:

 

Select one or more mailboxes, right-click, then choose Export Mailbox:

 

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Next, choose a folder or create a new folder after which you will select Choose:

 

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Mail exports the mailboxes as .mbox packages. If you previously exported a mailbox, Mail does not overwrite the existing .mbox file; it creates a new .mbox file, such as Mailbox 2.mbox.

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