Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 7:02 PM (in response to Joey!! 【ツ】)
Based on my own account, it looks like Yahoo! wants to use the folders called Sent, Bulk Mail, and Trash. Clear out and delete any folders named otherwise.
In Mail.app, establish the above three folders via Mailbox > Use this Mailbox For. You may also need to go into your account set up under Preferences > (Your Yahoo! Account) > Mailbox Behavior and tell Mail.app to use the server-based folders.
This should solve your problem re the duplicates.
Once you have eliminted the duplicate-but-similar folders your iPhone problem should also be solved, however you may need to delete and recreate the Yahoo! account on your iPhone. In fact you may need to do this before you do the above.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 7:44 PM (in response to AdamKB)
Thanks for your reply!I almost got it to work.
I disabled my mail account on my iPhone first, then disabled it on my Mac.
Then I went to Yahoo's website and deleted the extra folders that my Mac generated and used.
I enabled it again on my iPhone and it appeared to work great. Didn't generate any extra folders.
Then I enabled it again on my Mac and it created the extra folders and began using them again.
Once a message is placed in a folder, it will show up on Yahoo's website as well.
This is a little confusing. My Mac is creating the blank folders and anything I do on my Mac is reflected in those folders on Yahoo's website. The extra folders you see in the Mac app are the changes made using Yahoo's website.
For example, if I begin composing a message in the Mail app and save it as a draft, it'll be stored in the official Drafts mailbox on the Mac, but at Yahoo's website, that draft isn't stored in Yahoo's official draft mailbox, it is in an extra folder called Drafts. And visa versa if I create a draft using Yahoo's website.
What did I do wrong? Are my settings not configured properly?
Message was edited by: Joey!! 【ツ】
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 7:51 PM (in response to AdamKB)
I understand what you are saying but I cannot figure out how.
I need to move the extra folders so those messages are moved under the main Mailbox on the Mac. There doesn't appear to be a command under Mailbox that will do that.
Can you explain further? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 7:59 PM (in response to Joey!! 【ツ】)
In the Mailbox menu is the menu command called "Use this Mailbox For..."
While highlighting the preferred Sent, Spam, and Trash folders on the Yahoo! server use the above menu to establish those as the Sent, Spam, and Trash folders that Mail.app will use. Then delete any other folders with similar names that you don't want to use.
Now Mail.app will use the correct folders and everything else should also.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 8:09 PM (in response to AdamKB)
Sorry, I don't want to use the extra folders under YAHOO as my mailboxes for Sent, Draft, Junk, and Trash.
I want to use the mailboxes mail created with the special icons as the one and only mailboxes.
I hope that makes sense.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 8:11 PM (in response to Joey!! 【ツ】)
The steps I provided will give them the special icons. Do it. Trust me.
If you have multiple email accounts, all the Inboxes, Sent, Junk, and Trash folders will be grouped together.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 8:31 PM (in response to AdamKB)
Oh! Sorry I didn't believe you
It appears to have solved the problem I've been complaining about! Thanks.
One last problem, I enabled the checkbox to store junk messages on the server, and it created a new folder under ON MY MAC called Junk (Yahoo!) and I cannot force it to use that as the Junk mailbox. Note: I already did that for the folder it created called Bulk Mail.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 8:31 PM (in response to Joey!! 【ツ】)
Joey!! 【ツ】 wrote:
Now, I enabled the checkbox to store junk messages on the server, and it created a new folder under On My Mac called Junk (Yahoo!) and it won't let use that as the junk mailbox. I already combined the folder it created called Bulk Mail to the Junk mailbox.
Sounds like it's already set up as the junk mailbox (which is why you can't tell it to use that folder as the junk mailbox). You can test it by marking a message as junk or by looking inside the mailbox if you already have mail marked as junk (say from the Yahoo! web interface).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2011 8:48 PM (in response to AdamKB)
Hmm ok so I disabled the option to store it on the server, which gets rid of the Junk (Yahoo!) folder, but brings back the Bulk Mail folder under YAHOO. So I forced it to use that as the Junk mailbox, so then that folder disappears, but then the Junk (Yahoo!) folder is recreated AND in preferences, the option to store junk on the server is checked again!
Junk (Yahoo!) doesn't appear to do anything anyways. If I mark it as Junk in Mail, it goes to the Junk mailbox. If I mark it as Spam in Yahoo, it also goes to Junk in Mail. So should I just delete Junk (Yahoo!)? It says it's permanent and cannot be undone.