Personal folders in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Learn about the ways to create and manage personal folders in Microsoft Outlook Express. What are the ways to access these folders?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client program developed by Microsoft. The Microsoft Outlook Express application helps the user in managing the various e-mail accounts in a single platform. Thus, the software can be viewed as a business application since the multiple e-mail account management is more helpful for businessmen. The Microsoft Outlook Express application includes a lot of features on the tool. One among the features is personal folder. Personal folders help the user in managing e-mails in the inbox. Personal folders can be created and managed in the Microsoft Outlook Express application by the user. The accessing of the personal folders is also a simple task. Click on the personal folder option it the left pane in the Microsoft Outlook Express window and again click on the sub folders, if any in the personal folder. The messages residing in the particular folder would be appeared at the mail box window at the center.
Discussed below are the ways to create and manage personal folders in Microsoft Outlook Express and the tips to fix issues with personal folders:
- Ways to create the personal folder
- Ways to manage the personal folder
- Tips to fix the issues
Ways to create the personal folder
Users can create personal folders by following the steps below. Open the Microsoft Outlook Express window and find whether any personal folders exist. If not, create a personal folder by right clicking on the local folders and then clicking on new the folder option. Provide the name for the new folder as personal folder. The user can again create sub-folders under the personal folder created by right clicking on the personal folder and choosing the new folder option.
Ways to manage the personal folder
The created personal folders can be managed by the user by perfectly placing the various e-mail messages at each folder. The user can thus access the mails based on the category by placing the messages at the different folders rather than at the inbox itself. The messages from the inbox can be moved to the personal folders simply by dragging and dropping. The user can again manage the messages stored on the personal folders by doing the following options: copy, move, print, reply, forward etc.
The messages that are moved from the inbox to the personal folders would no longer present in the inbox folder. The online backup support provided with Microsoft Outlook Express could not backup the data on the personal folder. The data only resides on the system hard drive. Thus, backup the data in the personal folder, in order to avoid issues mentioned above.
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