Here's the scenario:
About two months ago I switched my email account from another ISP to Dreamhost. On the old ISP, I was using a POP account. However, as I've integrated iphones, ipads, and multiple laptops into my daily workflow, I felt it would be better to switch my account over to an IMAP account. Also, being that I've had my email address for 10+ years, I get a ton of junk email daily that I only want to have to comb through once. Thus, my email address on dreamhost is now an IMAP account using Apple Mail as the client software. However, the other day, all of my old emails were thrown in "old-messages" folder. I understand I set these rules when configuring my address in the dreamhost panel. While this is fine, I need to be able to universally search through all my messages (some are over 10 years old) for reference as I could when my email account was setup as a POP account? So...My two main objectives are to:
1. Try to keep all of my email in one place so I can universally search as well as organize them properly
2. only have to check my email once no matter what device I'm using
Any advice on finding a solution on these issues would be a huge help!