Quick albeit dumb question...

I Use Mail.
I have .Mac.
what is all the "on my mac mailboxes" and why do they have different items in them from my mailboxes that display my name?
Under notes i have my name but then under that i have notes that are in "on my mac" like to get rid of one or the other.
PLease anyone ...explain what this is all about.

They are messages saved on your hard drive, but not in your inbox, trash, etc (under "Mailboxes"). As far as I know you have put things in the "on my mac" (i.e. drag-and-drop) yourself, at least that's the way it is with my Mail.
Of course, I could always be completely wrong, so please, someone, correct me if I am...

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