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?

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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