How to Archive IMAP E-Mail with Apple Mail


Here is how to archive in apple mail

Start Apple Mail
From the Mail menu select Mailbox > New Mailbox…, The “New Mailbox” window should now appear
For Location select “On My Mac”
For Name enter a name for your new local mailbox
Click OK and Your new mailbox should appear in the mailbox listing

Now move your mail to the local mailbox

Open the mailbox on the server that contains the message or messages you’d like to copy or move
Select the messages you wish to copy
ctrl-click on the highlighted messages to see a menu of options and select “Move To”
Then choose the folder you created in previously from the pop-up menu
Result: The messages you selected are copied to the folder on your local machine.