macbook mail programs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chinapete, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. chinapete macrumors newbie

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    very new to mac and lost with what mail options are available

    i run my business by email and need to be organised on email making sure they are filed, follow rules and are easy to find

    which mac mail application is best ?

    cheers

    Pete
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Your MacBook comes with the Mail application, which works great.
     
  3. chinapete thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mail

    but this progam does not seem to follow tha mail rules

    i cant see JUST my new mail

    it wont then file them once read, in a file i have told it to go to

    it seems too basic

    or does it do these things ?
     
  4. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    just to be clear: you want an email to be automatically saved to a file on your harddrive? I guess you could do that by creating an AppleScript to print the email as pdf and then save it (and you can execute AppleScript from Mail's rules). But that's complicated.

    Why cannot you just create different folders in Mail and store your email there?
     
  5. chinapete thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just want them saved in a mail file, not as pdf

    when i use outlook, i make a rule, and it files the email in that file, and i just read 'unread'

    when i use entourage it does not automatically put the mail into the files i create, i have to highlight the email, then rule that specific rule, but that time i may have well just dragged it to the file

    and i have found the 'unread mail ' file, BUT once i read the mail, it stays in there, i even go to another file, then go back to 'unread', and the same email is there ! obviously having been read, and now showing 'read', but is still in the

    or am I getting this completley wrong ?

    i have downloaded thunderbird and am running it parallel, as it seems to have better mail rules

    which is the best mail program for mail rules and ease of using ?

    cheers for teh advice, it is greatly appreciated

    Pete

     

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