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I just did a clean reinstall of Snow Leopard. I want to transfer my email and email settings from my time machine backup, but nothing else. The items it gives me that I can migrate are:

Users
Applications
Settings > time zone, machine, network
Other files and folders on Mac HD.

I only want my email transferred, nothing else, which one do I install?
 

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Neither.

Skip the migration assistant and setup a new user account; then enter Time Machine and restore the following (~ = user folder):

~/Library/Mail

and:

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist

Migration Assistant does not allow individual folder/file restoration. It's whole categories of information or nothing at all.
 

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thanks, worked like a charm.
 
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