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Creating E-mail Folders

Friday, January 25th, 2008 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

Creating E-mail Folders

Do you receive countless e-mails on a daily basis? Are some of those e-mails interesting, important or just something you would like to come back to later? If so, wouldn’t you like to categorize them, without having to mark them as Old, Keep As New, Unmark, Unread, etc.? Or, what if you accidentally deleted some of them? Or, even worse, lose them. I mean, who has time to deal with all of that?!

Well, now you can make new folders to manage and organize all of your e-mails. That way, you won’t have to flood your Inbox and all your other folders with uncategorized e-mail. Cool, huh?!

For instance, I made a folder called “WorldStart” for all of their articles and updates. I put all of the articles and newsletters I receive from WorldStart in that folder. That way, I don’t have to go searching for them in all of my other e-mail folders. I can go right to that folder and find everything I need. It’s all in one place! So, if that sounds like something you’d like to do as well, keep reading. Below you will find instructions on how to do that in AOL, Yahoo! and Gmail. Okay, let’s get started!


First, log in to your AOL e-mail account, open up your e-mail mailbox and click on the Manage Mail tab.

Next, click the Save On AOL title, followed by the Setup Folders arrow and then click on Create a Folder. A little box will then come up. In the Name New Folder text box, go ahead and type in the name of the new folder you would like to use. For example again, I named my new folder “WorldStart.” When you’re done, click Save.

Your new folder will then appear in the My Mail Folders list.


Log in to your Yahoo! e-mail account and click on the Mail tab.

Next, in your Inbox, click the Move tab and a list will appear for you. From there, go to the New Folder option and click on it.

A new box will come up where you can enter in a name for the new folder you’re creating. Click the OK button when you’re done.

The new folder will show up on the left hand side in the Mail Inbox window, under My Folders.


Now, before we move on, I want to make it clear that Gmail doesn’t use folders. Instead, they use what are called labels.

First, log in to your Gmail e-mail account and click on Labels. Next, select the New Label option under the Apply Label: Title section. You can then type in the name you would like to use for your new label. Then click OK.

That’s it! Now, you can use your new folders and/or labels for all of your e-mails. It’s a much faster and much easier way to keep your e-mails organized and in place. Give it a try today!

~ Tweety Dimes

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