Quickly Move Messages In

This trick uses OS X’s superb search in menus feature and since all your mail folders are available as menus entries under Message > Move To, it makes it really quick and easy to perform this operation.

If you use Gmail, remember that labels are available as folder so think of this as a less elegant way to label your messages.

Use Search in menus to find your email folder

  1. Press Cmd-? or Cmd-Shift-/ to access the Help > Search menu. 1
  2. Type in the name of your folder.
  3. Press arrow down once for Move To or twice for Copy To and hit return.

1. You might need to enable the shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Application Shortcuts > All Applications > Show Help menu.