Import time machine email backup into archive

I am in the process of switching my internet domains. And when I did this, I had to delete my email accounts on my old host. I stupidly thought that the old email would remain in my mac inbox when I switched. When I did so, because I am using imap, my inboxes cleared. Panic. Luckily for some of the more important ones, I have them on TimeMachine. I have been able to recover the V2 directory from a time before I made the switch and it looks like it has the emails. I understand that if I just copy those files over my existing V2 directory, the same thing will happen. When I went to try to import them the application did not work.
I am OK with moving them to an achive, I just want to recover them.
Is there a way to do this?
TIA,

Inside the V2 folder are subfolders representing your Mail accounts. The names refer to the email addresses you use.
From the Mail menu bar, select
File ▹ Import Mailboxes...
Import from the mailboxes in the restored folder. The imported messages will appear in a new mailbox. Move the ones you want to keep wherever you like and delete the rest.

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