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Is it possible to exclude a specific mailbox from the "Inbox" view in Mail.app?

I got 3 mailboxes in mail.app, 2 of them are mail accounts for normal mail communication, 1 is used for receiving mails from senders which sometimes send to much mail (newsletters etc.). The problem that occurs is that all the newsletter mails show up in the "Inbox" view preventing me to see the mails from the other mailboxes.

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You could try creating a Smart Mailbox that shows all messages except messages sent to that address. Not the exact same thing, but it works. –  Vickash Nov 19 '11 at 19:48
    
@Vickash is it possible to make smart inboxes on ios? –  user40661 Jul 24 '13 at 13:32
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In Mail preferences, you can choose Accounts in the preferences toolbar, select the email account associated with the newsletters, choose the Advanced tab, and uncheck the "Enable this account" checkbox. You will need to save the changes in order for this to take effect.

I tested this in Mail on Lion with one of my three mail accounts. Mail removed the account from its mailboxes list; the messages were gone from the unified Inbox, but the account settings remained and I was able to bring the account back just by checking "Enable this account" again.

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It is a bit cumbersome to re-enable the account each time but this works for me. Good tip. –  derekv Aug 3 '12 at 16:19
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I don't know of any way to exclude a mailbox from the Inbox view, but you could make a rule in Preferences to move all messages sent to that inbox to a specific folder. Messages to that inbox will appear for a moment when they arrive, then move to the folder when the rule fires, usually less than a second later.

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