How to create "folders" in Mail 2.0

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  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    So, coming back to MAC from the PC world. I like to have folders with titles like TRAVEL, ORDERS, etc.

    Is there a way to do this in MAIL 2.0? I find SMART MAILBOXES, but it simply categorizes the mail from the INBOX, and doesn't actually MOVE things.

    Is there a way?
     
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Mailbox > New Mailbox

    Or click the + button at the bottom left of the window.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Folder = Mailbox

    To create a new mailbox select "Mailbox" in the menubar, then select "New Mailbox". Choose location "On My Mac" and give it a name. Ta da!

    You can also create a new mailbox using the action button on the bottom left pane, next to the plus sign.



    Edit: beaten to it!
     
  4. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks

    Can I just drag and drop messages to these mailboxes? , and or do they move OUT of the inbox?
     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Yes and yes :)

    You might want to check out using rules and/or Mail-Act-On, to make the sorting of your mail even easier.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    These mailboxes / folders (the non-smart ones) are completely analogous to the saved message folders. If you move a message into them from an IMAP inbox, it gets moved off the server and is only retained on the Mac. If you want to organize the messages but keep them in folders that are accessible from other computers, you can create the folders inside the IMAP inbox instead. That should make the folders accessible from any IMAP client.

    This is what they'll look like:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Just like the Finder, if you option ('alt')-drag items it copies instead of moves (the cursor gains a green + symbol to signify copying).
     
  8. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    smart mailboxss?

    Are these just folders that put an alias to some email, in them?
    not really moving them at all?
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yes, smart folders are just saved searches with a pretty face.
     

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