How to Create New Folders in Mac Mail

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Mac Mail is Mac OS X's email application that comes preinstalled on all modern Macintosh computers. Mac Mail can import and export mail from both POP and IMAP email accounts from places, such as Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and AOL Mail. The left hand side of the Mac Mail window is full of mailboxes, which are Mac Mail's version of a folder. You can create a limitless number of folders in Mac Mail to store email or voicemail. If you want to create a new folder in Mac Mail on a Mac it is very simple.


Step 1

Open Mac Mail on your Mac. It should be in the dock or in the hard drive/Applications folder.

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Step 2

Open the "Mailbox" drop-down menu.

Step 3

Select "New Mailbox."


Step 4

Select a name and location for your new Mac Mail folder.


Step 5

Press "OK" and the new folder will appear in your Mac Mail window.


The location of the new Mac Mail folder will be on the left hand side of your Mac Mail window under one of the sub headers you have designated or under the main list of folders if you choose “On my Mac.”

You can also create a new folder in Mac Mail by clicking on the “+” in the lower left-hand corner the Mac Mail window.



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