Mac Mail Equivilalent to Exporting to PST


I'm a Windows man, barely touched a Mac! I know what I want to do but unsure of the Mac layout.

Basically I have a client's Apple Mac laptop which has POP3 mailbox on it. We are cancelling this and moving to a different POP3 provider.

So, I would like to backup all of her current settings/messages/contacts before migrating.

She is using the "Mail" app and I see 3 the following structure:



On My Mac
...lots of these

I have done a CTRL-Click on Inbox, Sent and Trash and selected Archive to .mbox file.

Does that incorporate the "On My Mac" folders?

I'm thinking I should be able to just change the pop3 account settings to the new provider, and thats it as all the messages are still on the laptop (not like Exchange which mirrors what is on the server), but I want to have a backup just in case.
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maximus5328Connect With a Mentor Commented:
No, the "On My Mac" folders were not included in archive. You have to back up them separately.
Yes, you can just change POP3 account settings. Previous messages will remain in their corresponding mailboxes. The new messages will be downloaded and mixed with previous ones.
todd_beedyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This is what you are looking for I think...

This should let you know what to copy to a USB/External.
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