Show Mail Outbox permanently

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cschen, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. cschen macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    any way of showing the outbox permanently even if there is no email to send?

    Thanks!

    p/s: sorry I may have posted on the wrong section...
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Sorry, but I don't think so. I press COMMAND-2 and get nothing.

    Just out of interest, why do you want it showing all the time?
     
  3. t0rus macrumors newbie

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    Jul 28, 2008
    #3
    show outbox

    the following worked for me:
    go to ~/Library/Preferences
    open com.apple.mail.pllist
    find this section:
    <string>~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Outbox.mbox</string>
    <key>OutboxViewerAttributes</key>
    <dict>
    <key>DisplayInThreadedMode</key>
    <string>no</string>
    <key>SortOrder</key>
    <string>subject</string>
    <key>SortedDescending</key>
    <string>YES</string>
    </dict>

    and change DisplayInThreadedMode from NO to YES
     
  4. MacFx macrumors newbie

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    Jan 4, 2010
    #4
    but does the outbox work properly?

    If you show the outbox permanently, does it function like Microsoft Entourage?

    (where every message you send goes into the outbox and waits there until you press the button to get new mail)
     
  5. babylon3 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 14, 2010
    #5
    Been looking for a work around on this myself and think I have found one.

    I created a blank plain text document called "untitled text" and saved it to my desktop. I dropped it in to the outbox.mbox folder and renamed it "untitled text.emlx".

    This seems to force the outbox to show when you open mail, but mail doesn't actually read the document as an email so the mailbox appears empty in mail.

    This means you don't get the annoying "cannot send this email" message pop up every time you open mail or when you click "get mail", that you do using the above options.

    :D
     
  6. swoonme macrumors newbie

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    Jul 24, 2009
    #6
    Did not work


    Hi,

    I did the change, but on restart, it still failed. I see that other elements have this set to 'no', but always appear, so it must be something else.

    Any ideas?

    Many thanks.
     
  7. decuser macrumors newbie

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    May 30, 2011
    #7
    Command line version

    touch ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Outbox.mbox/Messages/untitled\ text.emlx

    Having an empty file in this directory will cause the outbox to be permanently visible without the annoying message - exactly as suggested by babylon3
     
  8. bocaboy macrumors newbie

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    Jun 29, 2011
    #8
    Worked under 10.6.7 but not 10.6.8

    I was using this solution successfully (adding an empty text file) under 10.6.7, but since I've upgraded to 10.6.8, it no longer works. Anyone else seeing the same behavior?
     
  9. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    London UK
    #9
    What causes the Outbox to not show at all when you're sending an email, and it isn't sending and not gone to sent items... I do get the password box coming up quite a lot of late as well
     
  10. hanguolaohu macrumors regular

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  11. PNGento macrumors member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    #11
    How do I find the outbox.mbox folder? Searched my hard drive and can't find it...
     

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