MacMail Setup Guide - Managing your mail on Macintosh OSX
Last modified: October 13 2005 11:39 am

1)Open MacMail

2)Examine the folder list at the bottom-left of the screen. Your 'Local Folders'. as their name would suggest, are stored locally on your PC. (Messages in your local folders do NOT count towards your mail quota)
3)The folders at the top of the screen contain all your server-based mail. Messages in these folders contribute to your mail quota. As you have a fixed amount of space on the server it is important to monitor the amount of mail in these directories to ensure your account does not go.'Over Quota'. A go.d rule of thumb is to move any messages that are more than a month old to your local folders group. For assistance transferring mail please read below.

4)Open your server-based 'Inbox' so you can see your messages
5)Select the messages you would like to move to your local folders and
6)Drag the messages to the appropriate folder in your local folders group

Creating Sub-Folders

To help you to manage your mail quota you may find it useful to create a number of sub- folders within your local folders area. To create a new sub-folder:
1)Open the 'Mailbox' menu
2)Select 'New Mailbox ...' from the drop list

3)Ensure 'On My Mac' is selected as the location for your sub-folder
4)Enter a name for the folder
5)Click [OK]