Mac mail .....Icloud

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by saladiro, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    Location:
    New York
    #1
    Hi,

    on Mac mail, I use iCloud. Under Preferences - accounts - mailbox behaviors, I have it checked to "store messages on the server" for drafts, sent, junk and deleted. What exactly does this mean. What if I uncheck? What can i not do?

    also, i used to have gmail imported to my mac mail app. I no longer want to use gmail as I would like to start using iCloud mail full time. BUTTT under gmail, when i uncheck "enable this account", ALL my historical gmails disappear. This is not good as i have over a years worth of important emails that i don't want to to go away. I know they are prob still at gmail.com, but i was wondering if there is an easy way to cut gmail off but retain previous messages?

    any help is greatly appreciated
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  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    Location:
    Oregon
    #2
    You could put the account into "Offline" mode. If you just want the messages you can move to folder(s) under "On My Mac". You'll need to create the folder. I don't think you can drag a Gmail IMAP folder to "On My Mac" sections.

    I would verify that the number in each folder was moved. Gmail will throttle you if you move too many messages at a time. I would do one folder at a time. If it's large do them in batches.
     

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