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Keep Email in own folder

sparkrace12
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Keep Email in own folder

There are many features on the new email platform I like.
BUT 1 frustrating item for me is when you want to save an email in its own named folder.
Easy enough to create a new folder, but to actually save it in the folder is just a pain.
I think the new folder options should have its own icon along the top with the other icons.
The only way in transferring a saved message to a named folder is to right click the mouse and open a small box and scroll down to the named folder, a real pain. Angry
sparkrace22
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

I've just tried moving a message to a folder (I use IMAP in Thunderbird and have a number of folders ). I honestly can't see how it could be made easier than it is at present.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

Ah but thats not Webmail Jelv.
I also like moving things round in Thunderbird
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

Sorry - didn't make myself clear. Because I use Thunderbird and IMAP I have a number of folders. I tried moving the message in betawebmail to see what it's like performing that operation using Roundcube.
In fact it seems to be easier and quicker in Roundcube than it is in Thunderbird!
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sparkrace12
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

To be honest I was wondering what thunderbird is! take Imap is Apple too?
Having been used to the sky broadband system for a number of years then using squirrelmail I thought that was really basic.
the new betamail is better, but to move emails about to save is just a pain, likewise creating new folders.
cheers
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

I use Thunderbird on Win 7, Win XP and Linux
Likewise IMAP
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

Imap is a way to send e-mails or receive emails, just like POP Mail is.
thunderbird is a e-mail client just like Outlook Express.
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

Gary: That is a terrible slander on Thunderbird suggesting that it is just like Outlook Express! (It would be similar to saying a Trabant is a car just like a Rolls Royce)
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

@jelv, A Trabant is a car, and so is a Rolls Royce it is a car an overpriced one at that, I have been in 3 of them, they don't impress me much.
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

Quote from: sparkrace22
The only way in transferring a saved message to a named folder is to right click the mouse and open a small box and scroll down to the named folder, a real pain. Angry

The way I do this is to highlight one or more messages in the conventional way then drag them to the destination folder in the left-hand pane (this is highlighted in yellow). Release the mouse button and they are moved. Seems easy to me. Smiley
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sparkrace12
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

spraxyt
That is a much easier way, cheers  Grin
So whats the most easiest way to create a new folder?
sparkrace22
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

Don't do this that often, but what I do is bring up the mail listing screen, then
click the gearwheel at the bottom of the Folders pane, and select Manage folders
  - one can also get here by clicking Personal Settings, then the Folders tab
click the + button at the bottom of the Folders list,
type the new folder name in the text box and click the Save button.
David
sparkrace12
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Re: Keep Email in own folder


Quite,  another long way round for a new folder.
Again would be much easier with a simple icon alongside the delete icon etc.
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

How frequently do you need to create folders? For me it's so low the fact that it takes a few steps wouldn't bother me at all.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Keep Email in own folder

My preference would be to reserve the menu icon space for things I do regularly. An extra click for creating a new folder doesn't bother me.
David