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Q: Mac question: Moving mailboxes in the Mail program ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Mac question: Moving mailboxes in the Mail program
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: dhpindc-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 03 Jun 2006 08:48 PDT
Expires: 03 Jul 2006 08:48 PDT
Question ID: 735013
I am trying to move my mailboxes in Apple's Mail program, but I can't
figure out how to do it.

Here's the background:  I recently upgraded my operating system from
10.3 to 10.4.6.  Doing so upgraded my Mail program to version  2.0.7
-- and imported all of my mailboxes and mail from the earlier version.
 So far, so good.  However, my mailboxes now appear on the *left* side
of the screen.  I want them on the *right* side -- just as they were
before.  But I can't figure out how to move them.  I've looked at
Preferences.  I've played around with the Show/Hide Mailboxes command.
I've looked on the Apple site
( But nothing
seems to work.

So my question is:  On Apple's Mail program (version 2.0.7, running on
OS 10.4.6), how do I move my mailboxes from the left side of the 
screen to the right side?

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 03 Jun 2006 09:45 PDT
Hi dhpindc,

Unfortunately, it may not be possible in your new version. If it makes
you feel any better, you are not alone -

"2) my wife laments the loss of having the mailbox tray on the right
side of the main mail window. Separate buttons in the customizable
toolbar pallet for right and left mailbox panes would address this." 


Clarification of Question by dhpindc-ga on 03 Jun 2006 12:23 PDT
Thanks, Hummer.  If someone can tell me definitively that this *isn't*
possible, that will suffice.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Mac question: Moving mailboxes in the Mail program
From: leoj-ga on 03 Jun 2006 15:22 PDT
I do not use 10.4, but in 10.3 the answer is simple.  

To move the mailbox tray from right to left, close the tray
(shift-apple-M), then move the window so that there is room for the
tray on the left and not on the right.  Open the tray.  It will be on
the left.

Left to right is simply the reverse.  I'd like to assume it is the same on 10.4.

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