How to I separate two accounts in Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g-boac, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    I've been using Mail with my .mac account, and this morning tried adding my hotmail and gmail accounts to it. Unfortunately, Mail pulled messages from all three accounts and dumped it into one inbox. Is there a way for me to separate it - so that I have one inbox for one account, another inbox for another account?

    I want to keep the mailboxes separate because I use them for different things (work vs home vs general internet shopping, junk mail, etc.), and don't want to miss a work message while mass-deleting junk mail, for example.

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    There sure is. Click the arrow beside "Inbox" in the left sidebar and choose the account that you want to view.
  3. g-boac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
  4. goganon macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2009
    2 and 1

    I have the problem that i want two accounts in one mailbox (inbox) and the other one for work. How would I fullfill that dream...?
  5. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Make a "smart mailbox" for your work account then!

    Choose Mailbox > Smart Mailbox from the menu at the top of the screen. You will then be able to specify what rules you want to filter your work email out into that box.

    Smart Mailboxes RULE.

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