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Accidentally created a Flagged mailbox

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Eddie Strauss Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)
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Mar 15, 2013 12:14 PM

I was playing with keystrokes and typed one that suddenly created a Flagged mail folder. I pressed Cmd-Z and the email that was marked and put in there was removed. But the new mailbox stays. How do I remove it if I don't intend to use it?

OS X Mountain Lion
  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to Eddie Strauss)

    There is a built-in Smart mailbox for flagged messsages. I suppose it's probably not visible if you have no flagged messages.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to Eddie Strauss)

    The "flagged" mailboxes show if you have flagged messages.  They don't show if you don't.  The disappearance may not be immediate, but it will happen after a bit, or perhaps after a re-launch of mail.

     

    Same with VIP mailboxes, FYI.

     

    So what you've seen is totally normal behavior.  No need for "yikes."

     

    There are 7 different flagged mailboxes you can have: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and gray.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to Eddie Strauss)

    Flags are great.  I use them all the time.  I just wish the iPhone supported them in the same way.

     

    VIP folders you can't remove, either.  However they are automatic: If you have marked people as VIPs you will have mailboxes for them.  If you un-mark people as VIPs their mailboxes will disappear.

     

    I wish Mail on the iPhone supported VIPs the same way the OS X version did, as well.  Maybe someday :-/

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