Mail: How can I move a message to the outbox?

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  1. SittingBull macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2005
    Hi there,

    an easy question on OSX Mail, version 1.3.8 (v618), German language.

    When a new message is written it needs to get moved to the outbox. -- Of course.

    How can I do this?

    The only option I have discovered is clicking on SEND.

    Since I use to be offline when I'm moving new mails to the outbox via the SEND button, the programme warns me that my new message could not be sent because I'm offline and that it will be automatically sent as soon as I'm online. Sure. No problem. I know that I'm offline. Not a drama at all, this warning, but not very elegant either. All I want to do is moving the new message to the outbox -- while I'm offline.

    I can drag and drop a message to any folder except for the outbox folder. This blockage is probably meant as an idiot-proof safety feature.

    So, as far as I have explored this programme, only via SEND can I move it to the outbox ("Ausgang" in German). I guess this is not the standard procedure, right? What am I missing?

    Thank you for your help!

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Do you also get the warning if you've told Mail you're Offline: Mailbox -> Online Staus -> Go Offline (have no idea what that is in German, I'm afraid)?
  3. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Not sure about Mail, but Entourage gives you an ability to specify a time to send an email. Personally, I don't think there's any issue to hitting 'send' and letting it sit in the outbox until I'm able to connect to the internet.
  4. SittingBull thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2005
    I see.

    "Go offline" has fixed my problem indeed. Thank you!

    I thought clicking on "Go offline" in Mail isn't necessary because I am already offline (obviously). It didn't make sense to me. I thought Mail should automatically know that I'm offline. Well ... Ok, so I have to click on that one, too, every time I connect and disconnect my modem.

    In the past years I have used Eudora. The handling is a bit different there.
  5. john1123 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2005
    Down Under
    hopefully this will be implemented in Tiger mail :)
    anyone heard of this?

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