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Take Control of Apple Mail in Tiger by Joe Kissell

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Chapter . Manage Your Mailboxes

Mail becomes easier to use once you understand the basics (and a few oddities) of the way Mail organizes its mailboxes, what to do if more than one person wants to use Mail on the same computer, and how to respond to typical mailbox problems.

Mailbox Basics

Each account in Mail typically has several mailboxes—Mail’s term for the folders that organize your messages—including In, Out, Drafts, Sent, Junk, and Trash. You can also add your own mailboxes. The mailbox list appears on the left side of the main Viewer window.

If you have more than one account, Mail consolidates (or “merges”) all mailboxes of a particular type under a single icon in the mailbox list. For example, if you have three accounts, Mail displays a single ...

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