storing IMAP locally

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rayjay86, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. rayjay86 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I'm having trouble with something. I've tried looking online but no one addresses my specific question.

    My university has informed me that my mail account is over it's quota. I have a lot of emails from my program, way more than I will able to accurately scroll through and see what I should keep or not.

    Is there a way to store very old messages (from last year for example) locally on my Mac and delete them off the online webmail so that my server usage is lowered? I still want them in my Mail.app so that if I have to I can come back and search them.

    Thanks
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You should be able to create a local folder

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1063
     
  3. dyn macrumors 68030

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    There are some options:
    - You can print them as pdf, not useful if there are attachments because it won't preserve those, the following options do:
    - You can save 1 message, a group of messages or export an entire mailbox
    - You can drag the messages (1 or a group) to whatever folder on your drive
    - You can drag the messages (1 or a group) to a local mailbox (you need to create a new mailbox and tell it to be on your Mac); this one is the one described in the Apple kb article 1 post above mine.
     
  4. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys,

    The Apple help article was exactly what I was looking for. Is that mailbox searchable now in the general search? Like if I type in "John Doe" will it search all my current mailboxes as well as local for John Doe and display it normally or do I specifically have to go into that mailbox to search things?

    (sorry if that sounded confusing)
     
  5. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Bit late but the search will search the mailbox you are currently in by default. You can select all which will search in all mailboxes you have.
     

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