mail question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I just set up some smart folders in Mail and was wondering if when mail gets filtered into the smart folders can it be set so they do not show up in the main inbox and just the smart folder?
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    I think you need to create a "rule" to do that.
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    A "Smart Folder" in Mail is not a separate location for the mail, it's effectively nothing more than a search that's always running. It's just a way to categorize mails based on some kind of heuristic.

    What you want is to create a new Mailbox (I know, the terminology sucks), and have a rule that moves mails matching the specified criteria to the new mailbox.

    Hope that helps.
  4. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    If you want something like that, you need to create a filter that will move the mail to a new normal folder. One disadvantage with that is unless you get something like DockStar, you don't get a little Mail badge saying how much unread mail you have in that folder.

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