Email folders/mailboxes

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  1. woodgu

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    I just got an iPad. I have moved to it from a PC. On MS Outlook I had numerous folders to parse my saved emails. I seem to be unable to do so on the iPad. Since I am new to Apple and it's terms, am I overlooking something.

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  2. graywolf

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    So you want to create a folder to put emails in?

    You have to create the folders on the mail server and iPad should show them. So, if you can access your email from the web, open safari and go to your email. Create a folder there and it should show up the iPad.
     
  3. Richard Brown

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    The process is identical in Windows

    Sent from my iPad 1 using iPF - Greetings
     
  4. graywolf

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    And in osx. And in Linux.
    I don't get it.
     
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    I think the problem the OP is facing is that, in Window, if you used the legacy POP mail protocol you could create folders *locally* on Outlook, Windows Mail etc. On the iPad there is no way to create folders actually on the iPad itself. Rather you have to move from the older POP protocol to the newer IMAP protocol and then the iPad's native Mail app will become a 'window' onto your email server and will reflect the folder structure present on that server.

    But there is still no way to locally create mail folders - they need to be created on your email server first and then they will subsequently show up on the iPad.

    Tim
     
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    I know what he meant. But I said to go to safari, (aka any Internet browser) so wouldn't that imply that you can do it from any computer with Internet?
     
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    Ah, but with some POP accounts (such as Time Warner Roadrunner, BTW), you can create folders on the web all day and they still won't show up on the iPad. I'd love to be corrected on this point, but that's the situation I found myself in when I first got my iPad.

    That's why I now use a Gmail account now for e-mail. I can make/use folders all day with that. Oh, and I can send mails while outside my ISP, also. Sigh. One of these days, Roadrunner will join the IMAP community...

    Marilyn
     
  8. graywolf

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    Love gmail. :)
     
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    When you say it syncs your Gmail folders do you mean the labels? I've just opened a Gmail account and wondered if the labels will be added when I add it to my Ipad?
     
  10. graywolf

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    In gmail, if you label an email, it puts that email in the folder with that label.
     
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