Creating a mailbox "on my mac"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kenyabob, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. kenyabob macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2003
    San Francisco
    If i wanted to back up some important emails, and I transferred them to a new mailbox I created "On my mac" where exactly are they going on my mac? Are they being saved in a folder I can view?
  2. yamadataro macrumors 6502

    You didn't mention the OS/email software combination, but if it's OS X /, your mail boxes are at:

    YOUR USR FOLDER > Library > Mail
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    Re: Creating a mailbox "on my mac"

    The folders within the mail folder in mail labeled, "On My Mac", are really a misnomer.

    What they should say is only on your mac. All the mail that is in the folders in the Mail app are kept in a proprietary format compressed within the mail folder in your user/library folder.

    What Apple is trying to say is that you have removed the mail from the standard set of mailboxes and thus the mail server will now delete it from the similar folders on the server.

    I hope this makes sense.

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