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Select multiple mailboxes in Mail Apps
I just discovered a very useful feature of Mail.app. I'm on several mailing lists with frequent traffic, and I find myself switching between folders often as I have my messages sorted to them automatically. And because I have several thousand messages in each folder, every time I switched it would take two or three seconds. This was very annoying, until I found the solution.

If you command-click in the mailboxes drawer on a given folder, you can select multiple folders. All the messages of all selected folders will be displayed in the message list. This makes it very convenient for me, as I just command-click all my mailing list mailboxes and I can read all my new messages as they come in without switching mailboxes. It's very handy!
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Select the folder
Authored by: mdzorn on Sep 27, '02 01:04:13PM

By selecting the folder icon, you can get a sorted list of all messages in that folder, regardless of which mailbox they're in.



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Select the Inbox
Authored by: dancinbear on Sep 27, '02 04:13:02PM

Also, if you just click on the Inbox icon itself, you can see ALL your new email, regardless of location.



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Filters complicate the matter...
Authored by: robg on Sep 27, '02 04:33:05PM

I have rules which sort most, but not all, of my mail out of my inbox into my "On My Mac" folders. Very little mail remains in my inbox when the filters are done. If everything's working right, the only things left in the inbox are actual emails from actual people sent directly to me :-).

So I'd need to click on the "On My Mac" folder and the "Inbox" folder to see everything in their sub-folders ... but most of the time, I don't want all of it; I just want (for example) the three OS X lists and not the other lists. Command-click is perfect for this.

-rob.



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