Mail subfolders

virtual

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Original poster
Sep 30, 2006
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Brazil
Does anyone know if, in Mail, it is possible to create subfolders under your POP accounts? So for instance:

Code:
Inbox
 - POP address 1
     - Subfolder 1
     - Subfolder 2
 - POP address 2
     - Subfolder 1
 - POP address 3
     - Subfolder 1
     - Subfolder 2
     - Subfolder 3
This is the style that I prefer than subfolders being after the junk box.

Thanks
virtual
 

virtual

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Original poster
Sep 30, 2006
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0
Brazil
GimmeSlack12 said:
Sure just right click your inbox.
If I right click on 'Inbox' then I only get an option for 'New Mailbox...' and 'New Smart Mailbox...'. 'New Mailbox' just creates a folder after the 'Junk' folder. I also can't drag and drop this to under one of the POP accounts.
 

VanNess

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Mar 31, 2005
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California
You should be able to do this, I created several subfolders in Mail on my system and I have a POP account.

All you need to do is select the parent folder, right click and select new mailbox. You get a dialogue box for inputting the name of the folder. Just above the field for inputting the mailbox name, there should be a confirming note that you are creating a "child" for the parent folder you selected.

Worked for me.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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I'm not 100% certain... but does it depend on the POP server in question? If you create subfolders of the parent POP account's inbox, it implies that those folders are also on the server. But not all servers allow for subfolders to begin with, do they? And if the folder is not on the server, then what is the point in making it a subfolder?
 

crees!

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Jun 14, 2003
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Yes, you can create subfolders, but they do not reside in the Inboxes. Do the right-click and create new mailbox.. then select that one, right-click again, new mailbox. Then you'll have a subfolder. You can also drag/drop them too. But they won't be under Inbox like you're looking for.