some mac mail questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by saladiro, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    hi....few mac mail questions...(decided to move over from entourage)

    1) I have a rule set up, that when messages arrive from mac forum, the go to my mac forum folder (all good), but a copy also remains in the inbox...
    how do I avoid this....

    2 how do i set mac mail to delete messages..lets say greater than 30days..
    is this possible
     
  2. kprf macrumors newbie

    kprf

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    Here is for the No. 2:

    http://email.about.com/od/macosxmailtips/qt/et050403.htm
     
  3. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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  4. jplan2008 macrumors regular

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    move message

    You probably have the rule set up to "copy" message to X folder. Change it to MOVE the message instead.
     
  5. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    tks....that was it....

    one other question, i have rules set to delete mail greater than 90 days. Mu problem is that i want it to apple to all accounts EXCEPT my folder labeled important. is there a way to write this rule?
    i like to keep important emails in here that do not get deleted
     
  6. silentk knight macrumors newbie

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    my mail question is:
    is there a way to fwd your yahho, aol, or gmail to mac mail? basiclly i want to route all my accounts thru mac mail...in and out going
     
  7. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Do you mean you want to use Mail.app to check and manage all of those accounts, or do you mean that you have a .mac email address that you pay 99 bucks a year for (when the others are free) and you want to forward all three of those accounts to your .mac account?
     
  8. silentk knight macrumors newbie

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    id like for the mail app to manage the accts.

    speaking of, what are the pluses of minuses of a .mac account?
     
  9. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    I'm not personally a .mac fan, but some people swear by it. to find out more, go here: http://www.apple.com/dotmac/

    On to the other question:
    Yes, it's easily possible to use mail.app to manage and all of those.
    Yahoo and gmail and AOL all allow POP3 access to your email so you don't need to use their web interfaces.

    All of the instructions you need can be found on those various providers sites under their help sections. I can't link you because I'm at work and I can't check personal mail here so I can't help further there.

    gMail also offers IMAP, which is better because it essentially syncs your entire account with whats online at gmail.com

    I don't know if yahoo and AOL offer this or not.

    I manage 3 gmail accounts and a comcast account in my Mail.app.

    Good luck.
     

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