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#48656 - 04/24/18 07:53 AM emails transfer
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.12.6

I have emails on a thumb drive which I want to transfer into my email inbox.
I've tried dragging and looking for importing but to no avail. Can someone advise me?

Thanks in advance, jaybass

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#48657 - 04/24/18 09:27 AM Re: emails transfer [Re: jaybass]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
More info, please. In what format are the e-mails on your thumb drive? Into which mail application are you trying to import?

An e-mail does not usually live as a separate file outside of some sort of mail application, unless it is exported as a PDF or text file. Once exported like that I don't think they will come back into a mail app as an e-mail; as an attachment in an e-mail, but not as an original e-mail.

An exception to the above would be if the e-mails were exported in some mailbox format. Is that what you have? If so, then knowing the source and destination applications would be helpful.
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#48659 - 04/24/18 10:35 AM Re: emails transfer [Re: Ira L]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
My email server is bell Canada and as far as I know, they are basic formats...something which I am not really familiar with.

I can drag emails onto my desktop and also into a thumb drive but I cannot drag DIFFERENT emails into my inbox. What happened was I had both bell and yahoo mail servers and I wanted to get rid of yahoo mail with some exceptions which I put on a thumb drive. Of course erasing yahoo mail deleted all of their mail so I had to save a few to a drive and then erase. And now I cannot find a way to save those exceptions to my inbox.

If there is not a solution, I will have to revert back to the original setup via backup.

jaybass

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#48660 - 04/24/18 10:38 AM Re: emails transfer [Re: Ira L]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Ira,

I see some of those emails are messages and PNG images

jaybass

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#48661 - 04/24/18 12:31 PM Re: emails transfer [Re: jaybass]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
What is the file extension on the messages? You will either have to go to Finder > Preferences > Advanced and check "Show all filename extensions" or Control+click on one of the messages and select "Get Info" on the context menu and look under "Name and Extension".
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#48663 - 04/25/18 09:53 AM Re: emails transfer [Re: jaybass]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: jaybass
My email server is bell Canada and as far as I know, they are basic formats...something which I am not really familiar with.


What e-mail software are you using? Apple Mail? Web browser signing in to the Bell or Yahoo's site on line?
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#48680 - 04/26/18 11:48 AM Re: emails transfer [Re: Ira L]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I am using apple mail. I trashed yahoo completely but I saved the emails first.

I managed to put them onto the desktop and then created a new smart mailbox and somehow got them into the new smart mailbox and from there I got them to appear in very heavy print as emails which I could drag into the inbox. Then when I opened them up, the print became regular. I was trying everywhichway but I finally did it. Please don't ask me how. Thanks for your help fellows.

jaybass

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