4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2014 11:49 PM by DaveSpencer
DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What happens to all of the Mailbox folders and their contents when I change my ISP?

 

Are the email files in Mailbox folders always available to me regardless of wether I still use the original email address associated with the file or not?

 

I appreciate that by getting rid of an email address will result in me losing all emails associated with that address in local folders such as my inbox and trash. My real concern are the thousands of emails I have filed in Mailbox folders that I have created.

 

Thanks

 

David


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), Macbook Pro iPad Apple TV iPhone
  • dianeoforegon Level 5 Level 5 (4,095 points)

    Is this a POP or IMAP account?

     

    All messages in a POP Inbox should be saved before deleting the POP account.

    All IMAP messages in all folders should be saved before deleting the IMAP account.

     

    Messages saved to a folder under "On My Mac" will be saved to your computer.

  • DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have transferred all the emails that I want to keep into iCloud mailboxes that I have created. Are the files now on my iMac or on the iCloud server?

     

    All my addresses appear to be IMAP accounts.

     

    I now only use my Mac email addresses to simplify everything. I no longer have a use for the original btopenworld addresses that I set up with my ISP. I do not however want to lose the original btopenworld addressed emails that I have saved to the iCloud mailboxes that I have created. Is it therefore safe to delete the addresses.

     

    Thanks for your help.

     

    David

  • dianeoforegon Level 5 Level 5 (4,095 points)

    If the folders (mailboxes) are on your iCloud account then they are saved. Log into iCloud and you should see them online.

     

    https://www.icloud.com/

     

    If you see them online, it's safe to delete the btopenworld email.

  • DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help Diane. It's really appreciated.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    David