Email Folders in Outlook provide a convenient way to keep emails that you want to move from your inbox.  While the contents of folders apply to overall data limitations for your account, they do not contribute to the size of your inbox, which is more limited.

  1. On the Outlook File menu, point to New, and then click Folder.
  2. In the Name box, enter a name for the folder. You may want to use a folder to store emails about a certain project, a specific task, a time period, or for emails from an individual. If you subscribe to a listserve, a folder can help you keep their emails together for future reference.
  3. In the Folder contains box, click the type of folder you want to create For emails, you'll want Mail and Post Items. Note that you can also keep notes, tasks, or calendar items in folders.
  4. In the Select where to place the folder list, click the location for the folder.