Managing E-Mail

A common problem with using e-mail is an overcrowded Inbox. To keep your Inbox organized, you should move messages you want to save to other folders and subfolders , delete messages you no longer want, and create new folders as you need them. Storing incoming messages in other folders and deleting unwanted messages make it easier to see the new messages you receive and to keep track of messages to which you have already responded. If you have not finished composing a message, you can save it in the Drafts folder and work on it later.

Create a New Folder


Click the File menu, point to New, and then click New Folder.


Type a name for the new folder.


Click the folder in which you want to place the new folder.

  • Click Local Folders to place the folder in the folder list.

  • Click one of the other folders in the list to make the new folder a subfolder.


Click OK.


Organize E-Mail in Folders


Select the e-mail message you want to move. If necessary, press and hold the Ctrl key, and click to select multiple e-mail messages.


Drag the e-mail message(s) to the new folder.


Work on a Draft E-Mail


Open a new or a reply to an existing e-mail message, and then type a message.


Click the File menu, and then click Save, and then click OK.


Close the e-mail message.


Click the Drafts folder in the folder list.


Double-click the e-mail message to view it.


When you're done with the message, click the Send button.



Did You Know?

You can sort messages quickly . To sort messages by sender, subject, date, priority or flag, click a header in the Preview pane.

See Also

See " Deleting E-Mail " on page 160 for information on working with the Deleted Items folder.

Show Me Microsoft Windows XP
Show Me Microsoft Windows XP (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0789733366
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