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frobertson

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hi,
I have partitioned my HD into several drives.
one is for all the soft, including OSX (10.3.9)
another one is for all my mail. (I have done this for years, since I have been using OS9.0)
I have tried to set macmail to use my special e-mail drive, but it somehow disregards the settings and stores all the mail on the OSX drive.

For your information : I have :
- deleted my account in macmail
- deleted the com.apple.mail.plist file in the preferences folder on my OSX drive
- redefined a new account in macmail
- set in the advanced account preferences in macmail my directory to be on my email drive
but, no matter what, macmail always restarts on the OSX drive.

What am I to do ?
 

fryke

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Staff member
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You have to either mount that partition to ~/Library/Mail (haven't done this in years, maybe someone else can help out here...) or try a symbolic link that would look like this in the Terminal:

Code:
ln -s /Volumes/YOURSECONDPARTITION/ /Users/YOURSHORTNAME/Library/Mail
Before you do this, you'd have to move your ~/Library/Mail/ folder's content to that second partition, of course, and _remove_ the Mail folder in Library.

However, I'm not sure if Mail.app works correctly like this, and you have to make sure that the partition is always mounted while Mail.app is running.
 
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