These steps show you how to permanently download email messages from your online mailbox and keep a copy on your Mac for archiving.

  1. Open Apple Mail
  2. Click Mailbox menu > New Mailbox
  3. Set the location to ‘On My Mac’
  4. Set a name for the mailbox. For example; ‘Archived Email’
  5. Click OK
  6. You’ll see your new mailbox appear in the left hand list under the heading On My Mac
  7. You can now drag and drop emails from your online mailbox to the new mailbox saved on your Mac.