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On an Apple mac Pro, is there a way to backup exisiting email.  Have been having trouble sending and receiving email.  Thought I would delete existing accounts and setup agai, but am fearful of loosing existing email.
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If the mail accounts are IMAP, they should regenerate automatically.

Before you do anything drastic, have you tried using the MacMail Connection Doctor found under the Window menu in Mail?
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Mac Mail keeps your emails in a series of mailbox database files located in Home > Library > Mail > Mailboxes.

If you think the database is corrupt, you can rebuild the message databases. This will repair and purge the unnecessary mail files, thus increasing your Mail's performance.

To rebuild an email database, select it in the mailboxes "drawer" in Mail. Then choose Mailbox > Rebuild Mailbox. The rebuilding process may take from several minutes to several hours, depending on the size of your mailboxes.
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I will try these in the morning and report back.  Thanks
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Make sure you back up all mailboxes (mentioned above) before deleting any mail accounts.  Deleting mail accounts removes all mail related to that account on your local computer.  If you are connected on IMAP you probably are okay, but take no chances.
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Make sure you back up all mailboxes (mentioned above) before deleting any mail accounts.  Deleting mail accounts removes all mail related to that account on your local computer.  If you are connected on IMAP you probably are okay, but take no chances.
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How do you backup the Apple email.  This is a computer of my client and I am a pc guy.
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Backup the folders mentioned above::

/Users/username/Library/Mail
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Thanks
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