The following instructions will assist you in the process of creating folders within the different email clients. Note that any folders created in Horde, Pine, or within your account using an IMAP mail client, should be visible with each of the other applications.

Horde or Pine :
Use the internal menu to make folders.

Mozilla Thunderbird: Use the File and then New Folder menu command.

Mac Mail:

  • Use the Mailbox menu and choose New Mailbox. Select your IMAP Inbox from the Location drop-down menu.
  • Right (or control) click anywhere in the mailbox listing and choose New Mailbox. Select your IMAP Inbox from the Location drop-down menu.

Outlook: If you are using Outlook, follow the instructions below to create folders.

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Outlook 2010

1. Within the Home menu, do a right click on your Mailbox and choose New Folder

2. Select the directory within which you want to place the folder.

3. Give the folder a name and click on OK.

4. The folder that you created now appears in the list of your folders. To move something into it, you can simply drag and drop the message.

Outlook 2003

1. Choose File, New, and then Folder from the menu.

2. Highlight to select the directory within which you want to place the folder. (You may need to scroll down in order to see the acs-imap.bu.edu listing.)

NOTE: Messages that you don’t expect to need access to frequently can be stored locally (on your own PC), but most often you would want to store messages on the server (acs-imap.bu.edu) so you can access them from any location at which you are reading mail.

3. Once you have selected the directory into which you want to create this folder, give the folder a name and click OK.

4. The folder that you created now appears in the list of your folders. To move something into it, you can simply drag and drop the message or click on the message you want to move and choose Edit and then Move to Folder. Indicate which folder you want to put the message into.

5. The message will be moved into the desired folder and then marked for deletion in your Inbox.

Entourage or Outlook for Mac

1. Select the directory under which you want to create the new folder (which is going to be either one of your local folders or those affiliated with your email account on ACS). NOTE: Messages that you don’t expect to need access to frequently can be stored locally (on your own PC), but most often you would want to store messages right in your account on the server so you can access them from any location at which you are reading mail.

2. Choose File, New, and then Folder from the menu and give the folder a name. Once the folder is named, click on Create.

3. The folder that you created now appears in the list of your folders. To move something into it, you can simply drag and drop the message or click on the message you want to move and choose Message and Move to Folder, then indicate which folder you want to put the message into.

4. The message will be moved into the desired folder and then marked for deletion in your Inbox.