Skip navigation

Can someone clarify the mail folder location?

411 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 6:35 AM by ddougan RSS
ddougan Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Dec 5, 2012 8:47 PM

I'm working with a client to get their dead SL Server files up on to a new Mountain Lion Server (on a Mac Mini Server). I have the backup files on a Time Capsule and have restored the data files; I know that the mail file location changed between Snow Leopard and Lion (which I've used), but I've not been able to find where Snow Leopard has the folder structure placed. One site indicated it was in /var/mail; however, that folder is empty on the TM backup.


(Note: I've run the Migration Assistant, which didn't restore a lot of data files).






  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 6, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to ddougan)

    IIRC....  The mail messages are stored under the /var/spool/imap/dovecot/mail directory.


    And FWIW, Time Machine didn't work all that reliably on Snow Leopard Server.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.