[MlMt] setting up on new computer

Steven M. Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Fri Feb 19 13:47:34 EST 2021

On 19 Feb 2021, at 13:28, Fredrik Jonsson wrote:

> Jo 2021-02-19 18:45 wrote:
>> I'm getting a new laptop - what's the best way to transfer MM? Just 
>> let Time Machine restore from the backup of the old computer? will I 
>> have to reinstall or redo my filters?
> Yes, this will make your new computer just like your old one, 
> including everything MailMate related. (Assuming the Time Machine 
> backup is up to date.)
> My suggestion is to use Apples migration assistant. It works really 
> well. You get a question about it when you start up the new Mac.
> Migration assistant can read from a Time Machine backup but directly 
> from the old computer is usually faster.
That's what I did, because I don't back up some of my MailMate
data to Time Machine; it takes far too long, given the size of my
mail archives.

         --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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