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How to move a message to a single-account Mail inbox Apps
If you use Mail with a single POP account, you may have noticed that you can't move a message to the In folder. Instead, you get a dialogue stating: "Error: The destination mailbox does not exist."

A bit of Googling (tm) turned up this web page, which has an archive of a message explaining that POP does not support this. Further down the page, there's a workaround -- but it requires creating a dummy POP account in Mail, which isn't particularly appealing. On the off chance, I tried using the File menu to "Cut" the message from it's old folder, and "Paste" it into the In box. Voila: no error!

Presumably, this won't have an effect of the state on the POP mailbox, but I don't care about that, so long as the message is in the right folder on my Mac.
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Authored by: lrosenstein on Nov 24, '03 02:03:16PM

I don't agree with the comment from that mailing list. POP protocol doesn't have any concept of folders, so if there's a limitation on moving messages to the In mailbox that's something being done in Mail.app. (Eudora, for example, has no such limitation.)



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How to move a message to a single-account Mail inbox
Authored by: deviladv on Nov 24, '03 04:12:19PM

I agree, POP has nothing to do with the folders. To further build on this, if cut and paste works and dragging and dropping does not, it's a bug because even if its a limitation of the protocol, there's proof that on the client side it can be coded to work.



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