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Do your exported mailboxes appear empty? Here’s how you can fix it

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If you use the Mail client on your Mac, you will probably manage at least some of your mailboxes locally . We’ve already shown you how to do this, and it gives you the flexibility to save and manage your mail the way you want it without having to rely on the cloud and its syncs.

Do your exported mailboxes appear empty? Here’s how you can fix itDo your exported mailboxes appear empty? Here’s how you can fix it

However, it is possible that when exporting those mailboxes you have encountered a problem: in the exported files there are not all those mails , or even none at all. The solution lies in an option when exporting those mailboxes that often goes unnoticed.

The problem arises when within those local mailboxes you decide to manage you decide to organize all mail into subfolders . Those subfolders are not exported by default, so all the emails within them stay in the mailbox but not in the exported file.

Let’s review the export of the mailboxes. You only need to activate the context menu above one of them to get the option to export it:

In the dialog box where you choose the location where you want to save the exported mailbox, click the ‘Options’ button :

See that option for ‘Export all subfolders’? Turn it on. Now, the mailbox you export will include all the messages from all the subfolders you have placed over time. These subfolders will be reflected in the export, so for every subfolder you have there will be an exported .mbox file within the subfolder with the same name.

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