Mac Mail went to default, as if never used.

September 19, 2010 at 12:33:25
Specs: Mac OS X 10.6.4, 2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, @GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
my MAC computer crashed while downloading mail. Now I try to open Mail and it asks me for user details as if it is the first time I have ever used the program. I can see all my old files, and settings in the folder in Finder which I have backed up. What is the best way to restore Mac Mail to what is should be with all my settings, email accounts and email?

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October 1, 2010 at 09:39:12
The only way I have found to resolve this so far is to recreate each email account with all the settings, and then copy over the old folders in Finder to overwrite the existing folders, then click Rebuild. All my sent/received emails reappear. But not the drafts. There appears to be no way to properly import all the emails or the accounts. This is a laborious process since I have over 30 email accounts that I need to set up. When I try to import, it dumps everything together down in a separate folder and not part of the inbox. I thought Mac was meant to be good, and simple. This is appalling that you cannot even export an email account with it's settings, or import one. You can even do this on Outlook Express, and 10 years ago. Why is Mac so far behind!!

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