sent mail in mail app?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dragonball05, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. dragonball05 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2005
    Hi (again!),
    I'm trying to figure things out with the Mail app..
    Both my wife and I check our mail, and we'd like the sent mail to stay
    on the server. Is there a way to have her sent mail stored in her sent-mail
    file, and mine in my sent-mail file?
    If I link Sent with a one file on the server, then I'm guessing that all sent mail (her's and mine) will be stored there! So what's the deal???
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Is it an IMAP account? In the Mail preferences, there's a section called Accounts with a subsection called Mailbox Behaviours. From here, you can opt to Store Sent Messages On The Server. :)
  3. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2005
    but where on the server will it be stored? what would be the name of the
    file? and will it be in my or her account? or, depending on the From field,
    it will be stored in the corresponding account?
  4. dragonball05 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2005
    ok forget my stupid question! i did link her sent-mail to the Sent mailbox (using the
    pop-up menu in Mailboxes), and it created two Sent mailboxes in Mail.
    i didn't try that before, so i thought what it would do is just remove my Sent
    mailbox and replace it with her's. but it did things as it was supposed to do,
    and everything is fine now.

    i think i'm all set now to use Mail app on my mac and Thunderbird at work
    (on my Sun machine with linux on it).

    life is good!

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