Mail.app help needed please :)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mustgroove, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. mustgroove macrumors regular

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    I've got some confabulating issues with Mail.app... I'd like to start using this over Thunderbird because of Address Book integration among other things, but some stuff is really bugging me!!! :)

    The mail account I'd like to access is an IMAP account (coz sometimes I need to access my email from a machine other than my own)... The folder structure is like this:

    INBOX
    ------Inbox.Drafts
    ------Inbox.Junk
    ------Inbox.Sent
    ------Inbox.Trash

    Basically, I've got 2 problems:

    1) When sending mail, Mail.app doesn't copy the sent email to the Inbox.Sent folder... how can I make it do this?

    2) When viewing the Inbox.Sent folder, I'd like the "From" column to be displayed... but Mail doesn't seem to want to keen your column settings on a per-folder basis like Thunderbird (or any other mail app i've ever used), so that when I go back to the Inbox, the "From" column is still showing rather that the "To" column... how can I set up columns to keep my per-folder preferences??

    Any help would be very greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Select the your Sent mailbox and then from the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox for Sent. Did that make sense? :)
     
  3. mustgroove thread starter macrumors regular

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    Works like a charm :) Thanks dude...

    What about the column view thingy? Please tell me you have another quick fix like that :D
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, the Sent folder should now show the To column. I'm a bit confused by your post. Do you want it to show the From column too (your name)? Sorry. :eek:
     
  5. mustgroove thread starter macrumors regular

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    You're right, it's fixed now... thanks :)

    I'm a wee bit confused by the way Mail does a lot of things, but I think I've almost got it licked now... :)
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    No worries mate. It's different but I find it quite intuitive. As with the rest of OSX, just think to yourself how it should be done and often it's the right method. :)
     

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