Webmail Blue: Using Mail Folders
S4332 November 2009
NOTE: ITS offers two webmail interfaces: Blue and Maize. You can use them interchangeably along with desktop e-mail clients such as Outlook, Apple Mail, Mulberry, and Thunderbird that are configured for the ITS IMAP service.
This document covers how to create and use folders for organizing your e-mail using the Blue webmail interface. Because the folders you create in webmail are stored on an ITS e-mail server, they are also available to you if you use Pine, Mulberry, or any other IMAP e-mail program.
Table of Contents
Why Use Folders?
To Organize Your Mail
You might find it helpful to create folders for storing your saved messages. Here are some examples:
Automated Organizing with Filters
You can have mail sorted into folders as it comes in to your mailbox by using server-side filters. For more information, see Using Server-Side Filters to Manage/Organize Your E-Mail (Including Accept and Block Lists) (S4325).
Creating a New Folder
Deleting a Folder
WARNING! When you delete a folder, you delete the folder and all the messages inside it. Once the contents of a folder are deleted, they cannot be retrieved.
Moving a Message to a Folder
From Your INBOX (or Any Other Folder)
From Within the Message
CAUTION! All your mailboxes are stored on the e-mail servers. Moving a message from one mailbox to another will not reduce the amount of space you are using or keep you from going over quota if your mailbox is full.
Opening a Folder
NOTE: Webmail cannot view or store mail in your IFS home directory. If you have mail stored there, you will need to use Pine to view or move it.
From Your INBOX
From the Folder drop-down menu (upper right corner of the page), select the folder you want to open. It will open.
From Your Folders List
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For further help with this or any other topic, call 734-764-HELP  or submit an online service request.