OS X Mail — storing sent messages on the server

How do I get OS X Mail to store sent messages on the server?

If this option is off, your sent messages will be stored locally, and therefore not accessible from computers other than your own. To have access to these messages from a different computer (for example, using Webmail on a public computer), you need to store them on the server.

However, you need to keep in mind that there is a limit to the amount of space you have for email on UofT's email servers, and all messages, including sent messages stored on the server count towards your used space. Regularly cleaning your email folders to remove unnecessary messages is highly recommended. 

  1. Open Mac Mail by clicking on its icon in the dock (it looks like a postage stamp with a soaring eagle ).
  2. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences .
  3. Click on the Accounts option near the top of the newly-opened window.
  4. On the left there will be a list of email accounts configured to be used in Mac Mail. Highlight your @utoronto.ca account.
  5. To the right of the list click Mailbox Behaviours.
  6. Place a checkmark on the box to the left of the Store sent messages on the server option.
  7. Ensure that Never is selected in the drop-down menu underneath Delete sent messages when. If you wish, you can change this to have your sent messages deleted off the server after a specific period time after they're sent.
  8. Close the Preferences window and click Save when prompted.
  9. Quit Mac Mail and restart it. Now any emails that are sent from this computer should be stored on the server and accessible via other computers.
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Last update:
2010-08-12 15:41
William Earley
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