Can we create a folder in the mail app to store messages locally?

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  1. healer

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    I would like to have some messages stored locally. I wonder if it is possible and if it is how to go about it.

    I forwarded some messages and then they disappeared from the inbox.
     
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    Where is the thread? Which thread?
     
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    The link is in my post above.

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    While the linked thread does tell you how to create extra folder for IMAP and Exchange type accounts, those folders are stored on the server, not locally (on the iPad).

    I know of no way to create a local folder in Mail on the iPad.

    Possible solutions:

    There are third party apps that will allow local folders. IbisMail is the only one the comes to mind, but I know there are others. That's not a recommendation, btw. I haven't any experience with ibisMail.

    Another workaround is to forward emails to another service that in turn will sync back to the iPad. I use Evernote this way. I can forward an email to my Evernote account, even specifying a notebook (by adding @notebookname to the end of the subject line). You need a paid, premium account to keep notebooks synced locally the iPad.

    There are other possibilities, but I haven't really explored them. At $5 a month (cheaper if you pay by the year) I'm very happy with my premium Evernote account and having my notes (and other stuff) available just about everywhere. If you're not familiar with Evernote, here is a thread where I gush on and on about it's features and how I use it. Oh, and others talk about it too. :D

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-apps/105051-evernote-how-do-you-use-tips-tricks.html

    Here is what an email forwarded to Evernote looks like. Note that the from and too addresses are clickable, so you can still click on it and reply to the sender (though you will have to copy&paste manually if you want part of the body sent.
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    Thanks Twerppoet, I must remember to read all the words in a question before I jump in and land firmly with my foot in my mouth!

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    When properly prepared, foot can be quite tasty. So I hear. :)
     
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    Thanks twerppoet,

    I do want something to store mail locally, not in the cloud or in another web server or mail server.
     
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    Good luck. Please let us know what, if anything, you finally choose as a solution.
     
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    Thanks! I always like to get something free if possible unless I have to.
     

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