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Mail from 10.8.2 – Can this work on a Mac running 10.5.8?

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Feb 7, 2013 11:10 PM

I have 2 Macs but basically use my newest (MacBook Pro-13" mid-2010) running Mountain Lion 10.8.2.  But this Mac has had problems (2 motherboards replaced in first 15 months - glad for the extended guarantee I purchased)-- and although doing fine now, I would like to have the ability to use my PBG4 (Feb 2005) in case of problems with the MBP.


I have daily and weekly backups of my MBP so the worse data loss would be 23 hours.  If I wake-up one morning and the MBP is dead, can I take the Mail Folder from the LaCie HD backup and drop that into my PowerBook G4 and have the PBG4's version of Mail find my messages and such?


If so:  Do I simply take my Mail folder from MYMACHD/users/myname/Library/Mail and put it in the same location on my PBG4?


If not:  What to do?


Thanks for any guidance here.


Best regards,



Steve Schulte

Friday 8 February 2013

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Also a Mac SE running 6.0.4 - not upgrading that!


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