Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to Anita255)
Open mail preferences and select your mail account, select Rules (I hope this is the right name, in my italian system is Regole Casella). On Sent Mail check Keep sent message on server and in the box under this you can select when delete the messages. I imagine you have one day... you can select never or a different time.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to WALTER-MILANO-ITALY)
The only thing this controls is iCloud, not the sent folder on my MAC....... I want to keep the messages on my MAC mail program. Am I missing something in what you told me? All settings were set in the way you suggested.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to Anita255)
Let me understand better the problem:
You have an Yahoo account on a computer and on your Mac. Than you have an iCloud account.
iCloud account sincs perfectly and you get the same messages and the also the sent items on both computers.
iCloud account is an IMAP account.
The problem is with the Yahoo account, which I suppose is a POP3 account.
With POP3 the sent messages do not sync, they remain only in the computer you used to write them.
You wrote you forward the Yahoo messages to you: this means your iCloud accout receives a copy of the sent message, and this should be in the incoming mail, not in the sent.
I believe you know the difference between IMAP and POP3 and the fact that it is something which you cannot select but is is or not offerend by the mail provider.
With POP3 there could be a chance to find the sent message on the server, if you setup the mail service to keep the sent messages on the server. I do not know if Yahoo aloow you to connect to the server with a browser and use what is called WebMail.
Have I understood the problem ot here is still something to clear ?