When you setup Mac Mail, by default MacMail will not use the “Sent” folder on the server to place sent emails in when the server is configured for IMAP. If you wish to have your sent items stored on the server you will need to go through a short, simple process in order to have this done:


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Step 1: First you must select the “Sent” folder in the left side that is listed under the IMAP folders for the account.


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Step 2: Next, click “Mailbox” from the menu bar. Go to “Use This Mailbox For” and in the box that opens up select “Sent”. With this done MacMail will now use the “Sent” folder on the server to store sent emails rather than use the local “Sent” folder.

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2014-09-07 8:40 am
Firstly, for info, my issue only exists with Yahoo mail, my mail accounts with 1&1, iCloud and Gmail all work fine. After locating the "Use this Mailbox for" tab in Yahoo Sent, the drop down menu in Apple mail on my iMac device has all selectable options greyed out, so I cannot complete the task as above. I run OSX Mavericks version 10.9.4, the latest update.
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2014-10-31 3:13 pm
Hello Robin,

Thank you for contacting us. Please see my response to Kristin below, as you may be experiencing a similar issue.

Thank you,
John-Paul
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2014-10-31 2:13 pm

what do I do when the options under Mailbox- Use This Mailbox As- are all grayed out and I am unable to select "Sent"?

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2014-10-31 3:02 pm
Hello Kristin,

Thank you for your question. I found a helpful post about grayed out options in mac mail. In that page they explain it can be controlled by the server, stopping you from modifying the folders.

This should not be the case if you are hosted with us. Let us know if you are, so we can investigate it further.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul

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