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Mail (Mavericks): Make a sender a VIP

Make a sender a VIP

You can have up to 100 VIPs.

Do any of the following:
Option Description
Make someone a VIP: Move the pointer to the left of the sender’s name in the message header, then click the star that appears. Or move the pointer over the sender’s email address, click the arrow that appears, then choose Add to VIPs.

A mailbox for the VIP is added to the Favorites bar. For example, if you make Dad a VIP sender, his messages appear in a VIP mailbox titled Dad.

Remove VIP status from a sender: Click the VIP’s star in a message. The star is removed and the sender’s VIP mailbox is removed from the Favorites bar.

If a VIP has several email addresses in Contacts, messages from any of those addresses will appear in the VIP’s mailbox.

If you use iCloud Contacts, your VIPs are available on your other Mac computers (with OS X v10.8 or later) and iOS devices (with iOS 6 or later) that have iCloud Contacts turned on.

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Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013
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  • Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013
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