How To Backup Mail On Mac?

You can configure your Google mail account on your Android phone, iPhone, and computer using the SMTP server.

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Here's how to backup mail on Mac computer, follow the below-mentioned methods.

Method: 1

This method shows how to back up your Apple Mail using the Export Mailbox features.

  • Step 1: On your Mac, open the Apple Mail app by clicking the Mail icon at the Dock.
  • Step 2: In the Mail window, navigate to the left-side panel and to select the email that you wish to back up.
  • Step 3: After selecting your email, give a right-click on the Mail menu and click the Mailbox or Export Mailbox option.
  • Step 4: If you have not created a mailbox, you need to create a new one; Navigate to the Mailbox section and select the New-Mailbox option.
  • Step 5: Now, move or drag the emails you wish to backup to the created mailbox.
  • Step 6: Next, select the destination for saving the mailbox and click the Choose button.
  • Step 7: If you are selecting an external hard drive for saving the backup files, change the mailbox to the MBOX format.
  • Step 8: Make sure not to overwrite the existing mailbox in the destination folder.
  • Step 9: Using this method, you can back up multiple mailboxes from Apple Mail.
  • Step 10: If you have difficulties in backing up your Apple Mail emails, move on to the next method.
  • Step 11: By using these steps we can execute that how to backup mail on mac computer.

Method: 2

This method shows how to back up Mail folders using Time Machine.

  • Step 1: On your Mac, give a right-click on the Time Machine icon available at the Dock.
  • Step 2: Select the Back up Now option from the displayed menu.
  • Step 3: Now, the Apple Mail emails will be backed up.
  • To restore your emails from Time Machine, open the Apple Mail app first and click the Time Machine menu at the
  • Step 4: top of the menu bar.
  • Step 5: Select the Enter Time Machine option and choose the mailboxes you wish to restore.