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10.7: Move messages to favorite mailboxes Apps
I discovered a keyboard shortcut for moving messages to favorite mailboxes: Command+Control+number.

OS X Lion added a Favorites Bar to Mail where the user can keep frequently accessed mailboxes. The Command+1, +2, etc., shortcuts that used to work in 10.6 for Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, etc., are now associated with these favorites in order from left to right. While reaching for a different shortcut, I just discovered an undocumented shortcut for moving selected messages to one of these favorite mailboxes.

Just add Control to the shortcut. For example, Drafts is in the third position on my Favorites Bar, so Command+Control+3 moves a selected message to Drafts. The only requirement is that the destination is a regular (not smart) mailbox.

[crarko adds: A very handy shortcut.]
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10.7: Move messages to favorite mailboxes
Authored by: dilvish1984 on Feb 17, '12 11:02:48AM

Just to pick a nit: this isn't exactly undocumented -- if you look in Mail's Mailbox menu there is a "Move To Favorite Mailbox" submenu that lists the first nine of your favorites from the Favorites Bar, showing the shortcuts mentioned in the hint. (Not to imply that it isn't worth pointing out these exist -- they're pretty hard to find and I'd bet a lot of relatively experienced users wouldn't find them on their own.)

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10.7: Move messages to favorite mailboxes
Authored by: rodneyweston on Feb 18, '12 01:34:25AM

This is useful, but limited..... one tool that I can't live without is an an app called MsgFiler. With this I can file an email message into any Mail box in just a few keystrokes.

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10.7: Move messages to favorite mailboxes
Authored by: janpeeters on Feb 20, '12 02:01:43PM

If you need more control over moving messages to specific folders and doing more message related actions I can warmly suggest Mail Act-on from I use it all the time to move messages with specific characteristics to specific folders.

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10.7: Move messages to favorite mailboxes
Authored by: AMCarter3 on Feb 21, '12 05:25:45AM

I've found that the best file management add-on for Apple Mail is MailHub. It is intuituve and anticipates where you want to file messages. It allows you to file outgoing messages BEFORE you send them. It files threads of messages. Incredible simple, fewer keystrokes and learns as it observes your patterns of filing. See:

Cheers, Mac

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