iCloud: Organize messages into folders

Organize messages into folders

iCloud automatically sets up some Mail folders for you: Inbox, VIP, Drafts, Sent, Archive, Trash, and Junk. Using Mail on iCloud.com, you can create additional folders and subfolders to organize your mail. A folder with subfolders inside it has a triangle next to it; click the triangle to show or hide subfolders.

To work with folders, make sure you’re in widescreen view by expanding the left sidebar. For more information, see “Change how your emails appear” in Read messages.

Create, rename, or delete a folder

  • To create a new folder, make sure no folder is selected, click the Add button  next to Folders in the sidebar, type a name, then press Return.

  • To create a subfolder, do one of the following:

    • Select the folder in which you want to add a subfolder, click the Add button , type the new folder’s name, then press Return.

    • Drag an existing folder on top of another folder. The dragged folder becomes a subfolder.

  • To rename a folder, double-click the folder’s name, type the new subfolder’s name, then press Return.

  • To delete a folder, double-click the folder’s name, then click the Remove button  to the left.

Important: Deleting a folder deletes everything inside it—messages, subfolders, and messages in subfolders.

Move messages into a folder

Do either of the following:

  • Select the message or messages, then drag them to a folder.

  • Select the message or messages, click the Move to Folder button, then choose a folder.

    The Move to Folder button.

Change the default folder for sent or deleted messages

  1. Click the Action pop-up menu in the sidebar, then choose Preferences.

  2. In the Mailboxes section of the General pane, select “Save sent messages in” or “Move deleted messages to,” then click the adjacent pop-up menu and choose a new folder.

  3. Click Done.

Messages in the Trash and Junk folders are automatically deleted after 30 days.

Published Date: Dec 13, 2017