With some of the latest versions of Mac OS X, such as Mountain Lion, a Flagged mail folder persists on the sidebar, along with the other “system” folders such as the Inbox, Drafts, Sent, and Trash. It turns out that lots of people (us among them) don’t want a Flagged mail folder at all, let alone taking up real estate on the sidebar. Fortunately, there is a way to get rid of that Flagged mail folder – to delete that Flagged mail folder (at least from view). So if you want no flagged mailbox, here is how to do it.
See that Flagged mailbox folder up there? What we want to (and are going to) achieve is this:
In order to get rid of that Flagged folder, you need to perform some scripting magic. Now, this may sound difficult, but fortunately, the awesome Eelco Lempsink also wanted to get rid of his Flagged, and wrote a tiny self-installing plugin, “NoFlaggedMailbox”, which gets rid of that folder, and which he has made available for free!
All you have to do is download NoFlaggedMailbox, and run it!
You can download download NoFlaggedMailbox here (this is a zip file, just unpack it and run it).