This video will show you how to backup your Apple Mail on your Mac. It includes the following:

  1. Apple Mail backups
  2. Profile migration

Why should I backup my email?

Backing up your email is a much needed task to do. Sometimes you’re moving to a new computer, or something got corrupt and needs a reset. In this case, backing up your mail profile means you can restore it in the future. There are a lot of advantages for keeping your mail archived on an external drive. Some benefits are the following:

  • Retrieving data from backup is cheaper and more convenient than using data recovery.
  • If your email account gets hacked, you could lose all your data. A backed up USB flash drive will help you save your data before this happens.
  • Email platforms have limited storage capacity. Moving your data to an external drive will optimize the available space of your email folder.
  • Saving your important data on another drive ensures protection from external threats.

How to backup Apple Mail

Upon execution of the steps below, your data gets exported to the specified location. However, this native method has limitations in terms of compatibility. Suppose you have to move the exported data from the external drive to a Windows-based PC. You then have to install an email client that supports MBOX format to access those files. Email clients like Outlook does not support the MBOX format. In such scenarios, you will have to convert the files to PST format in order to access your data in MS Outlook. The most recommended way to get past this issue is to use a converter tool to convert the resultant MBOX file to PST format.

  1. Launch Apple Mail on your Mac machine.
  2. Select the mailbox folder you wish to export.
  3. Then, click Mailbox from the menu bar options.
  4. Select Export Mailbox option from the list.
  5. Now, choose to select a destination drive to save the required MBOX file and click the Choose button.

We hope this guide has helped you backup your Apple Mail. For further assistance contact us via the website.