Mail: How can I move a message to the outbox?

SittingBull

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 10, 2005
23
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Europe
Hi there,

an easy question on OSX Mail, version 1.3.8 (v618), German language.

When a new message is written it needs to get moved to the outbox. -- Of course.

How can I do this?

The only option I have discovered is clicking on SEND.

Since I use to be offline when I'm moving new mails to the outbox via the SEND button, the programme warns me that my new message could not be sent because I'm offline and that it will be automatically sent as soon as I'm online. Sure. No problem. I know that I'm offline. Not a drama at all, this warning, but not very elegant either. All I want to do is moving the new message to the outbox -- while I'm offline.

I can drag and drop a message to any folder except for the outbox folder. This blockage is probably meant as an idiot-proof safety feature.

So, as far as I have explored this programme, only via SEND can I move it to the outbox ("Ausgang" in German). I guess this is not the standard procedure, right? What am I missing?

Thank you for your help!

Cheers.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
13,807
179
Bergen, Norway
Do you also get the warning if you've told Mail you're Offline: Mailbox -> Online Staus -> Go Offline (have no idea what that is in German, I'm afraid)?
 

iSaint

macrumors 603
Not sure about Mail, but Entourage gives you an ability to specify a time to send an email. Personally, I don't think there's any issue to hitting 'send' and letting it sit in the outbox until I'm able to connect to the internet.
 

SittingBull

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 10, 2005
23
0
Europe
I see.

"Go offline" has fixed my problem indeed. Thank you!

I thought clicking on "Go offline" in Mail isn't necessary because I am already offline (obviously). It didn't make sense to me. I thought Mail should automatically know that I'm offline. Well ... Ok, so I have to click on that one, too, every time I connect and disconnect my modem.

In the past years I have used Eudora. The handling is a bit different there.
 

john1123

macrumors regular
Jan 26, 2005
246
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Down Under
SittingBull said:
I see.

"Go offline" has fixed my problem indeed. Thank you!

I thought clicking on "Go offline" in Mail isn't necessary because I am already offline (obviously). It didn't make sense to me. I thought Mail should automatically know that I'm offline. Well ... Ok, so I have to click on that one, too, every time I connect and disconnect my modem.

In the past years I have used Eudora. The handling is a bit different there.
hopefully this will be implemented in Tiger mail :)
anyone heard of this?
 

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