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Apple Mail - keeping column layout

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by ~J~, 2 Dec 2010.

  1. ~J~

    Sgarrista

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    Can someone help me with this please:

    TOTAL MacN00b, so if it's something obvious, don't shout!

    Using Mail to log onto my IMAP account. Everything works a charm but is there any way of having my Inbox show "From" (and not show To) and have my Sent show "To" (and not show From)?

    Whatever I set on one folder duplicates on the other!
     
  2. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    Any chance you could post a screenshot of what you mean sorry? I'm being dense.
     
  3. ~J~

    Sgarrista

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    Erm, I REALLY wish I could but I haven't a clue how to do that!!!

    Let's just say, my Inbox has:

    To: Subject: Date Received: Size

    My Sent has:
    To: Subject: Date Received: Size.

    It seems that whatever column(s) I add in one folder, replicates in the other.

    It's obvious that I don't want "To" in my Inbox (because the emails are all from me), likewise I don't want "From" in my Sent because again, the emails are from me.
     
  4. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    Ah :)

    I'm running mail 4.4 and all I do is right click on the column headers and unselect, it seems to allow me to have different layouts between the inbox and sent items here.
     
  5. ~J~

    Sgarrista

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    Same, 4.4 here, but if I add "From" in my Inbox, it also shows it in my Sent.

    Very annoying.
     
  6. Feek

    Commissario

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    My Inbox and Sent are as you describe, I have 'From' in Inbox and 'To' in Sent :confused:
     
  7. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    This is how mine looks

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  8. whitecrook

    Sgarrista

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    4.4 (1082) here and I don't have that problem.... Took me a while to set them all up as I like newest on top, and the default is newest on bottom. I have Exchange accoun, gmail account, hotmail account and imap account all setup..


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    Last edited: 2 Dec 2010
  9. ~J~

    Sgarrista

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    OK, managed to get it working but don't understand why.

    On my left hand navigation pane I DID have:

    MAILBOXES
    Inbox
    MobileMe
    jhirst
    Sent
    MobileMe
    Trash
    MobileMe
    REMINDERS
    Notes
    MobileMe
    RSS
    MOBILEME
    JHIRST
    Sent
    DeletedItems

    But I've managed to somehow create a new folder in my Sent (the one with the paper aeroplane) which now DOES have separate column headers.

    I'm still VERY new to OSX, just don't understand what I've done or why it wasn't working before!
     
  10. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    Odd, have a look in your mail preferences under accounts.

    Have a look how many accounts you have setup.
     
  11. ~J~

    Sgarrista

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    Just 2, my MobileMe and my personal IMAP

    Just Redone it so it wasn't working and changed it so it is.

    If I click on a folder, then go to "Mailbox" and then "Use this folder for", if I change it to the Folder name on my IMAP folder, it works perfectly.

    It's as if Sent and Trash aren't automatically mapped to Mail (only the Inbox is)
     
  12. artaxerxes

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  13. Somnambulist

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    I've only just started playing with my new Mac and it's things like the above that are making me love it MOAR! Cheers. *looks for rep system thingy*
     
  14. hendrix

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  16. whitecrook

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    but i don't want my mail client taking up my whole screen you insensitive clod :)
     
  17. Somnambulist

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    Stick it in another Spaces desktop. ;)
     
  18. EVH

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  19. J1234

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  20. BluZiff

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    as above thanks for the addon looks great