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Lion Mail: Archive messages

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Archive messages in Mail

You can store messages in an Archive mailbox so that you can quickly find them later when you’re ready to take action.

  1. Select one or more messages to archive.

    If you select a conversation, all messages in the conversation are archived.

  2. Choose Message > Archive or click the Archive icon in the Mail toolbar.

    An Archive mailbox is created for each account whose messages you archive. For example, if you archive a message sent to your iCloud account and a message sent to your Yahoo! account, an Archive mailbox is created for each account.

    Archived messages remain in the Archive mailbox until you delete or move them. Depending on the account type, the Archive mailbox is stored on the mail server.

You can customize the Mail toolbar to include the Archive icon.

Customize Mail toolbars

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2013
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