Using Folders

Evolution, like most mail systems, uses folders to store email messages. You start out with a few mail folders such as the Inbox, Outbox, and Drafts. You can, however, create more folders if required.

Creating A Folder

To create a folder:

  1. Click on Folder and select New. You can also right-click anywhere on the folder list and select the New Folder option.

  2. Specify the name and the location of the folder.

  3. Click on the Create button.

The new folder will be shown in the folder view. You can then move messages into the folder.

The Inbox folders on most IMAP servers cannot contain both messages and subfolders. When creating additional folders on your IMAP mail server, branch the folders from the root of the IMAP account and not from the Inbox. Creating subfolders in your Inbox may prevent you from reading messages that exist in the Inbox. If this happens, move the folders to the IMAP account.

Moving Messages to New Folders

You can move messages into folders by using one of the following methods:

  • Drag and drop the messages into the folder.

  • Right-click on the message and select the Move to Folder option.

  • Select a message and press Shift+Ctrl+V.

  • Select a message and click on Message ▸ Move to Folder.

The steps for copying are similar.

Moving files can be done automatically by setting up filters.