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Folders

WebMail Folders Icon on Toolbar

To maintain the mail folders in your account, click on the Folders icon on the main toolbar. Here you will be able to view, create, rename, delete and download your mail folders.

To the right of the folder name, you will see the contents of the folder. The example above shows 75 total messages in the Inbox, 61 being unread. In the example above, you will also see a small plus sign to the left of the folder name. This means there are folders within this folder (called subfolders). Click the plus sign to view the subfolders, or click Expand All. If you don't want to see the subfolders any longer, click Collapse All. To view the contents of a particular folder, click on its name.

Topics covered in this section:

  1. To create a new folder click on the Choose Action: drop-down menu. Click on Create Folder. You will get the following window.
    WebMail Create a Folder screen
  2. Enter a name for the folder and click on OK. The new folder will be shown in the Folder Navigator window.
  1. To rename an existing folder put a check next to that folder. Click on the Choose Action: drop-down menu. Click on Rename Folder. You will get the following window.
    WebMail Rename a Folder screen
  2. Enter the new name for the folder and click on OK. The folder's name will be changed in the Folder Navigator window.
  1. To delete a folder put a check next to the folder. Click on the Choose Action: drop-down menu. Click on Delete Folder(s). The following window will appear.
    WebMail Delete a folder screen
  2. Click on OK. The folder will no longer be in the Folder Navigator.
  1. To check a folder for new mail put a check next to the folder. Click on the Choose Action: drop-down menu. Click on Check Folder(s) for New Mail.
  2. The Folder Navigator window will refresh. You will see the number of new messages at the far right of that folder's row.

This feature allows you to download your mail folder to your computer. This will not create a folder on your computer. This will create a file with all messages in that particular folder. You will need to use WordPad or Netscape (if that is your POP mail program), to view this file.

  1. To download the contents of one folder to your computer, select the folder and click on the Choose Action: drop-down menu. Click on Download Folder(s). The following window will appear.
    WebMail download folder screen
  2. Click on OK.
  3. The following window will appear. Click on Save.
    File download window
  4. Choose where you want the folder saved. Click on Save.
    WebMail Save As screen
  5. When the file has been downloaded you will see the following window. Click on Open.
    WebMail Download Complete screen
  6. It will then ask you what program you would like to use to open the file. Scroll down and select WordPad. Click on OK.
    WebMail Folder Open with window
  7. The file will open in WordPad.

You can download and open your mail folder into your Netscape Messenger if that is your mail program. See the following instructions.

  1. To download the contents of one folder to your computer, select the folder and click on the Choose Action: drop-down menu. Click on Download Folder(s). The following window will appear.
    WebMail Download Folder via Netscape delete warning message
  2. Click on OK.
  3. The following window will appear. Click on Save.
    WebMail File Download screen
  4. When selecting the folder, you would need to save it to the Netscape mail folder. This is normally located in C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\Username\Mail.
  5. Once you save it in this folder, you can go into your Netscape Messenger program. You will see it listed on the left-hand side under Local Mail.
    Webmail Netscape Local Mail Folders