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How to Export Mailboxes in Apple Mail

Apple's desktop Mail client may not let you back up your entire setup, but it does allow you to export mailboxes, which can be opened in Google's Gmail and Mozilla's Thunderbird. Just make sure to put all your messages into the same mailbox beforehand.

Here's how to export a mailbox in Apple's Mail client.

1. Select a mailbox or folder.  

2. Click Mailbox.

You've exported a mailbox from Apple Mail.

After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.