Can I change default mailbox location?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gfroyle, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. gfroyle macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2004
    Can I make Mac Mail store mailboxes somewhere other than ~/Library/Mail?

    It seems like it should be easy, but there doesn't seem to be an option for it in the Preferences and I can't find it on Google.


  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    You may be able to create a folder called Mail wherever you want to, then place an alias to it in ~/Library/
  3. gfroyle thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2004
    This would work I guess, but I don't have the permissions on those files to make the changes...

    I was hoping there was something like iTunes where you hold down the shift key on startup and then choose a new default location.... wouldn't it be nice if the apps all had standard ways to do this sort of thing!


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