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Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion by Joe Kissell

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Manage Your Mailboxes

Each account in Mail typically has several mailboxes—basically folders for holding email—including In, Drafts, Sent, Junk, and Trash. You can also add your own mailboxes. Your mailboxes appear in the sidebar, on the left of the main Viewer window.

If you have more than one account, Mail unifies all mailboxes of a particular type under a single icon in the Mailboxes category in the sidebar. For example, if you have three accounts, Mail displays a single Inbox icon; select this icon to list the incoming messages for all three accounts. If you click the triangle next to the Inbox icon, each account appears individually; click any one of these icons to display the contents of just that account’s Inbox.

Special Mailboxes

Five mailboxes ...

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