How do I archive my emails on a Mac through Apple Mail?

Although Outlook is the preferred mail client for UniSA, Apple OS also has a built in mail account called Mail.
Archived emails in Mail are stored in a folder called On My Mac.

This folder is hidden by default, it will be visible once you archive an email:

  1. Select the email
  2. Click Message menu or the icon
  3. Select Archive
     OR

The emails are stored on the hard drive in the users Library folder which is a hidden folder.
To access open the Go menu and hold down the option key, then navigate to the Mail Folder.
The emails are stored in .mbox format within the subfolders.
NOTE: The actual folder names depend on the version of Mail.


NOTE: Mail archives in Apple OS can’t be saved on a server share.

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