Hmmm...ok. I guess I don't quite see how they could be too large, as they have only been established since I reformatted the internal drive and reinstalled my os....and then set them up. This has only been in the last 2-3 months, max.
The only backups on the external hd (via TM) will be those I made in the last 2 days, and they are only of these 'newly' set up Mail and Ical apps from the last 2-3 months, as mentioned above.
Yes, there are incremental backups in TM, but only back to Oct 1st, as that is when I erased the external and did a TM backup.
I guess I can access these items from Ical and Mail backups, but I am not sure how to do that.
I don't know what you mean exactly by 'setup Mail and Ical' again...do you mean to delete the apps and start all over, or (in Mail) to delete all the accounts and set them all up again? In Ical, do you mean I should delete all the calendars and start again?
Again, I DO want to maintain items from the backups of Mail and Ical, but I don't know how to do that.