Mac Mail- cannot move mail into folders

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    Mac Mail- cannot move mail into folders

    I'm using Sierra 10.12.6 on my iMac. Problem with the MAIL app. I have been using it for years and I have numerous folders and subfolders under the "On my Mac" master folder. I have always been able to click on and drag an email in the Inbox and move it to a folder or subfolder. But of late when I move an email it disappears out of the Inbox but does not appear in the designated folder. I can only see it then in Archive.
    This applies only to certain folders - some folders accept an email dragged to it. Others don't. Any new folder/mailbox I create will not accept a move. If I create a new folder or subfolder it also will not accept the move of an email. I though there may be a limit on folders but checking I should be well within the limit, nonetheless I have deleted a number that are no longer relevant. Account info tells me I have over 8GB available.

    What is the reason for this? How to correct?

    (I read an old post where someone had a similar issue - he noted that the mailbox/folder attribute was either 256 or 257. 257 did not permit "move 'to" while 256 did. I don't know how to identify the attribute nor change it, if that is relevant to the problem.)
    Last edited by mickfish; 07-06-2018 at 04:23 AM.

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    Can I ask what mail provider you are using? Are there any errors displayed when you try to move a message to a folder?
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    Hi
    Thanks for your interest.
    I have resolved the issue completely by upgrading to High Sierra

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