Help in configuring Mail :)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dirtydignity, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. dirtydignity macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2009
    I have finally made a switch to Mail. There are a few question regarding mailbox behavior. How do i configure Mail. I want:
    1)All the mails that i read in Mail are marked as read in the original e-mail service.
    2)When i delete a message in mail, it should be deleted from the server too.
    3)I want mail to just download the e-mail and not the attachments. Only when i need to view the attachments, should it download them.

    Help me out. Thanks in advance :)
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    The first two problems can be solved by using IMAP rather than POP3 to connect to the server. I don't know about the attachments offhand as I'm not using my computer with mail set up. Maybe something in the preferences?
  3. dirtydignity thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2009
    For attachments, i am not able to find any solutions. So i guess i would have to download attachments. Its not a big problem (it sucks when you synchronize mail for the first time. takes a lot of time).
    The first two are solved by IMAP. Thanks.
    Even though i'm using IMAP, it is not showing folders that i have made in hotmail. What i do is that i filter mails from various addresses to different folders.
    How do i do that ?
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Click the "+" icon in the lower left corner to set up different mailboxes. Then go to Preferences -> Rules where you can tell Mail to sort your incoming messages according to sender.

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