I have two OS X machines running Snow Leopard, a laptop and a desktop. I have saved mail messages on my laptop that I'd like to move to my desktop. However, the obvious method—copying ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Saved Items/ and …Saved Items.mbox to ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes—doesn't work right. After I did this, I can see the folders on the left side of Mail.app, but none of the messages show up at all in the message list at the top of Mail.
Funny thing is, I can see these messages just fine if I enter relevant search terms into Spotlight.
What's the minimum amount of files that I need to copy from my laptop to my desktop if I want these e-mails to show up in Mail.app? I'd rather avoid
obliterating copying over other settings if at all possible.