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I am doing fairly well in using Leopard 10.5.2 on my new refurb white iMac, being used to my Powerbook G4 running 10.3.9 but have run into several big issues.
1- I imported my mailboxes from a burned disk, and the emails appeared to show up, but very few of them open. It also confuses me that some folders within the import folder are blue and some are white. Also, before I realized my problem, I moved some email from the inbox into the import folders, and it has also disappeared. What do I need to do to repair this mail mess?
2- When I installed the software for my Brother DCP 7020 laser printer (without having the printer attached, as it is on another floor -- I plan to set up a wireless network) it didn't show up, and ever since, my LOGINserver crashes everytime I re-boot, so I have no password protection. This happened early in the process of getting myself set up on my iMac. There are some sensitive files from my work on the computer, and by law, they must be protected.
3- I am having no luck at all bring my old address book or it's data into the iMac. And I really need it -- especially being unable to get any addresses from old emails, of which where there ought to be over 10,000.
Please assist me with these three problems. Thanks a lot.
03-11-2008, 01:22 PM
1. I would begin w/ a clean slate in mail and re-import my messages if I had them on a CD like you. Then use the rebuild mailbox function first thing after doing the import.
2. Don't know about your printer issue, that's strange, possibly try repairing permissions under the Disk Utility in the Applications>Utilities folder on your iMac. Then try going to brother's website and getting the latest available software.
3. What format is your address book in? If you exported it from your 10.3.9 powerbook with Address Book, you should have no problems importing it into 10.5.2's Address Book. I did this myself. Try using Vcards or .mbox format when you export (I don't remember what options mail in 10.3.9 has)
If you used a different email program, please specify
Thanks so much for your responses, agentphish. Today has been an overwhelmingly exhausting day with tax and business paperwork, so I will postpone your suggestions #1 & #3 until tomorrow. I'll look at Brother's site shortly, but will postpone doing the work on #2 until my mind is fresher -- possibly tomorrow evening.
Two out of three problems resolved!:) I contacted Brother, and they told me to just download the proper driver and my crash issue would go away. Then I just explored various help areas within Leopard to learn how to set up Login. I won't complete setting up the print configuration until I set up a wireless network.
Then I realized that much of the mail in my laptop didn't actually burn onto my CD. I do recall a message saying that verification had failed, so there may be other missing things that I'll discover in the future. So I burned a new CD, and manually put each .mbox and folder into a folder on the desktop (unnecessary step) and did the import command in Mail. It looked nice and neat until I tried to move some mailboxes around, and then I ended up with the blue and white things again, with some of these extra folders totally empty. It seems to have something to do with smart folders, which I know nothing about yet = more study in the future, I suppose.
I have not been able to do anything with the Address Book. It is part of Safari, not Mail, and I have no clue what the format is. I didn't see a way to export the thing from my laptop running 10.3.9 so I again copied the application to a CD, burned it, and again was informed by my iMac that it was not a compatible format for Leopard. :confused: Frustrating, but I'm sure that someone will know how to do it eventually. Actually, I'm hoping that once the double ended fire wire I ordered to facilitate moving things quickly from laptop to iMac arrives, the computers will know what to do to make it happen.
03-13-2008, 07:13 AM
Hey there Holly.
I think that your seeing a link to your address book in Safari, but it isn't part of Safari. Look in your Apps folder for an app called "address book" . I think you'll have better luck exporting Vcards from there. And you should be able to export them all at once. Then just burn em to a disc, or even email them to yourself.
Hope this helps.
HazyJMac, thanks. I actually got that far very late last night, and have the vCards copied to a folder on my desktop in the iMac. But somehow, in all the craziness of of putting in and taking out, I have lost the Address book from my iMac.n I suspect I threw it out or copied over it and then threw it out, as it is no longer in the applications folder, and Find does not locate it either.
Is there a way to safely reinstall it without writing over other things? TIA
Okay, it turns out that the Address Book is buried several layers in the applications menu. However it is broken. That is a topic for a new thread.
Thanks for all of your input.
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