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How to export email from Mac Mail

This tutorial will help you export your mail folders within Mail Version 8 on a Mac.


Steps to take:

  1. You first need to open Mail on your Mac by clicking on the icon in your dock or navigating to Applications > Mail.
  2. Select the mail folders you would like to export in the left hand column. (Hold down ‘Shift’ to select multiple folders).
  3. Right click while hovering over one of your selected folders and choose ‘Export Mailbox…’
  4. Navigate to where you would like your exported folders to reside on your computer in the next window that appears and click ‘Choose’.
  5. You will now have the mail folders exported in .mbox format on your computer.
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Last modified: 16/01/2018