Mail.app organization

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Branskins, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Okay I would love to have a folder where all of my Facebook notifications go. I want them to move out of main inbox and into a folder or smart folder. Outlook had an easy way to do this but I am having trouble finding the way to do it in mail. I have a smart folder for it, but it always shows the message in both my inbox and the folder when I only want to see it in my folder.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You want to use a filter rather than a smart folder. Go to:

    Mail -> Preferences -> Rules -> Add Rule

    I have a Facebook filter set up like so:
     

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  3. Branskins thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I don't want to delete it but I to move it to another area so I don't have 1000 Facebook notifications popping up in my inbox. However, I would still like to be able to see them without them cluttering up important messages. Outlook had a folder system that would allow you to move mail to a specific folder. You could have a folder that only stored MySpace notifications, Facebook ones, etc...
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    So change the actions to move rather than delete.
     
  5. Branskins thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I understand that, but when you click the dropdown to choose the mailbox, you can't have a message move to a smart folder. I can't make a new mailbox to move the mail to either. It has to move to an existing mailbox which means I would need a dedicated email address just to organize mail.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Smart folders can't contain messages in the traditional sense. Think of them more as saved searches.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What? I do this all the time. You just need to create it "On My Mac" and then set up the rule.
     

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  8. Branskins thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is genius! I forgot about the On My Mac mailbox! Thanks :)
     

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