[MlMt] setting up on new computer

Jo rocklily at comcast.net
Fri Feb 19 13:53:56 EST 2021

Thank you both - just wanted to double check. I always feel like I 
should start 'fresh' with a new computer but I never do because there's 
just SO much I might forget. ;-)

On 19 Feb 2021, at 10:47, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> 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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