2 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 2:01 PM by Steve Cohen4
Steve Cohen4 Level 1 (145 points)

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 (169,827 points)

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



  • Steve Cohen4 Level 1 (145 points)

    Thanks -- good idea.


    But I'm still seeing the little error icon (triangle with exclamation mark in it) next to the In Box. If I click it,  the account goes back online. But the error never goes away. This means that I can never tell when I really have a connection error -- because the error condition is always present.


    Any idea?


    Thanks again,