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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app Apps
In the new Mail.app, you can drag the labels ON MY MAC, MAILBOXES, REMINDERS, RSS, etc., on the left side of Mail.app, and organize them in the order you want. In 10.4, these positions were fixed.
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But can we rename them?
Authored by: jdm on Dec 06, '07 09:19:25AM

Yes, but what I'd really like to do is rename them--especially the inane "On My Mac"! Reminds me of one of those silly computers by that other company.

Does anyone know how to rename these mailbox folders?



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But can we rename them?
Authored by: boxcarl on Dec 06, '07 12:28:33PM
You have to open the Mail.app bundle and find the localization file. I'm not using Leopard right at this second, but on 10.4, the English localization file is in /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings. Just backup that file, edit it, and restart Mail.

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But can we rename them?
Authored by: jdm on Dec 08, '07 10:00:22AM

Apparently the "localizable.strings" file is not where Mail stores the string "On My Mac" in Leopard.

I searched through the files in the Resources directory in Mail (which spotlight seems to do if you copy the directory outside the .app). Except for some help files, it does not appear in any of the resources.

I guess Apple really wants us to have a "My Mac".



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app
Authored by: ray6543 on Dec 06, '07 01:43:47PM

When I try to drag an On My Mac mailbox (folder) to change the order, it always tries to make it a subfolder of another mailbox.



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app
Authored by: Fairly on Dec 09, '07 01:51:40PM

Drag to the left.



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app
Authored by: isilver on Dec 06, '07 06:54:54PM

I've seen on Mac OS X Hints, a tip for how to change the case of the items in the Mail.app sidebar to "Title" case instead of "Capitals" - if you hunt down that tip you may be able to use the info it contains to modify the names of these items.



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 07, '07 12:29:16AM

I thought that related to the Finder sidebar.



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app
Authored by: boxcarl on Dec 07, '07 01:54:42PM
It's the same basic process. Backup the file /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings (presuming your Mac is set to use English), then edit it to use sensible names.

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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 08, '07 06:11:41AM

Nope. I can't find any reference to the sidebar headings in there.



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app - Hiding the "Reminders" heading
Authored by: mountainbiker on Feb 09, '08 04:05:23AM

I cannot seem to find the way to hide the "Reminders" heading. I have found out how to restore it -- just add a "To Do" or a "Note".



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10.5: Organize mailboxes in Mail.app - Hiding the "Reminders" heading
Authored by: mountainbiker on Feb 09, '08 04:07:44AM

Oops ... looks like it just needs to be empty of items, then Mail restarted.



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