How to Manage Your Email in Apple Mail

Platform: Mac OS X
OS Version: 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Software: Apple Mail

Summary

These instructions will show you how to create a local mailbox on your Mac and how to move messages into to reduce the amount of disk space you are using on the server.

  1. Create a new Mailbox by clicking on the "+" icon on the bottom left and selecting New Mailbox...
  2. Select On my Mac in the Location drop down menu as well as the name of the mailbox you wish to create
  3. Click OK. You will now see your folder listed on the left in the section titled ON MY MAC.
  4. To move messages off of the server, simply select the messages that you wish to archive/move and drag them to your newly created mailbox.
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