Creating and Setting Up Folders for Your Email

This tutorial shows you some very important steps in setting up folders for your email and, in particular, special folders that serve basic necessary functions, such as your Drafts, Sent, Junks, and Trash. Follow these steps to set these folders up and see how you can set up more of your own for any other type of organization, as well. Also, if you're using IMAP settings with any of the email clients you use (Outlook, iPhone, etc.), then the folders you create will sync up between all platforms and devices connecting to the account through IMAP.

First of all, if you haven't already, make sure that you have at least one email account already created in your hosting control panel, before you try to do this. If you haven't done that yet, follow this tutorial to see how.

  1. Login to your mail server at mail.(your domain)

  2. You should see a login screen, asking for your email address and password.

  3. Enter your login information and click “Login”
  4. In the mailbox, click on the Settings button in the top right corner

  5. Under the Settings, click to go to your Folders

  6. Once you've opened the Folders section, click the '+' at the bottom to create new folders

  7. Name your folder and specify a parent, if you want to consolidate folders underneath each other, but that is optional. Save them when you're done. 

  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have at least these folders: Drafts, Sent, Junk, and Trash.

  9. Once your folders are created, we can now assign them special roles. While still in the Settings menu, go to your Preferences and then Special Folders.

  10. Now go through and select each folder from your dropdowns to assign it to the corresponding purpose that its for and save when you're done. 

  11. Your folders are all setup! Feel free to create any additional folders you need from here on out.

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