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Stop Checking Mail Account

194 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 2:01 PM by Steve Cohen4 RSS
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May 16, 2012 8:16 AM

I recently had to stop using one of my email addresses -- and so I want Mail to stop  checking that account.


But I don't want to lose the existing emails. I'd like them to continue to show up in my In Box and Sent Mail folders.


Does anybody know if this is possible? If I disable the account, the existing mail disappears. If I deselect "Include when automatically checking for new mail," mail is still checked when I hit "Get Mail" -- and I still get an error icon next to the In Box folder.


Anybody have any suggestions? Do I have to move all the mail to another "on my mac" folder?


Thanks for any light anybody can shed --


15, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,945 points)
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    May 16, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to Steve Cohen4)

    Right-click (or control-click) on the Inbox for the account and select "Take [account] Offline". That should do the trick.




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