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With Mail, does a new mailbox have to be under "On My Mac?"

12236 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 15, 2011 11:17 AM by Ken Spiker RSS
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Jan 15, 2011 11:17 AM
I haven't been using Mail lately and I went back to it and having trouble.

I go to create a New Mailbox--I have 2 options, "On my Mac" or "RSS" Under Mailboxes in the upper left of the window is Inbox, Drafts, Sent and Trash--then there's a separate list under it called "On My Mac" Which includes mailboxes I imported from Eudora.

I don't understand, why can't I create a new mailbox under the top Mailboxes heading? What is the purpose of a separate "On My Mac" heading? It's all 'on my Mac' anyway!

I have imported my Inbox from Eudora but it is buried under "On My Mac">Import>Mail Folder>In. Is there a way to integrate the imports with the regular Inbox?

Mac Pro 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Pascal Bouvier Level 4 Level 4 (2,880 points)
    when you create a new mailbox in mail you are given the choice of either "on my mac", "rss" or under an imap email account if you have one. if you only have pop account(s) then your only choice is to create a mailbox "on my mac" as in it is stored on your mac, as opposed to an imap account where you have the choice of creating "on my mac" or under the imap tree of that account - which would then show on the server side of that imap account.

    each email account has five main mailboxes: inbox, sent, drafts, junk, trash. the new mailboxes you want to create will not be created under these main mailboxes, but, again, either "on my mac" or under the imap tree of an imap account.

    finally, if you want to create a folder for your rss feeds, then that would created under "rss"

    hope this helps
    MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Mac Pro Dual 2 GHz Power PC G5 10.5.1, iphone 8gb 1.1.2, ipod classic


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