4/28/16
9:17 am

Forum Question: How Do I Move Emails To On My Mac?

I have the latest version of El Capitan and I use a 2015 iMac.
How can I move emails from iCloud to On my Mac and keep only this years emails in iCloud?
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Stuart Damore

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Move Emails To On My Mac?”

    4/28/16 @ 9:17 am

    You can just drag and drop — if you really want to do this. Go to Mailbox, New Mailbox and create a folder “On My Mac” and then drag and drop emails to it.
    But why would you want to do this? You would typically want to keep it all in the cloud. Then it is searchable in one place, available everywhere, and doesn’t take up any space on your Mac. And it doesn’t require that you create, build and maintain this database of old email.

    Jeff Tucker
    4/28/16 @ 10:23 pm

    I created mailboxes on the CLOUD on the left side of my mail program. Also I have rules that move Apple emails to the Apple mailbox on the cloud mailbox I see, so every article that comes from that sender, goes to the cloud mailbox, soI can view from any of my many Mac’s as long as I’m signed into the cloud they are available across all 5 of my devices all over my town. They all sync.

    4/29/16 @ 6:41 am

    Sorry, I’m not sure I understand what you are doing. By cloud do you mean iCloud? By Apple emails do you also mean iCloud? So moving where to where? Sounds like you have multiple email accounts and are moving the messages from server to server? I’m totally lost.

    Vivian Kahn
    5/5/16 @ 9:08 am

    How do I create folders in the Cloud? I have been filing e-mails in folders On My Mac. Although the messages are all still in the Archive, the folders On My Mac are now empty.

    5/5/16 @ 9:10 am

    Vivian: In the Mail app, choose Mailbox, New Mailbox, and then change from On My Mac to iCloud. Then create the new Mailbox (aka folder).

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