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Can I change the order of my Email "Mailboxes" (Sent, Drafts, Spam, trash, etc...)? - If so, HOW?

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Can I change the order of my Email "Mailboxes" (Sent, Drafts, Spam, trash, etc...)? - If so, HOW?

Does anyone know if it is possible to change the order of my Email "Mailboxes" (Sent, Drafts, Spam, trash, etc...)?  And If so, HOW would I do that?

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Re: Can I change the order of my Email "Mailboxes" (Sent, Drafts, Spam, trash, etc...)? - If so, HOW?

You cannot change anything about the default folders.  Also, dragging and dropping folders only works if you want to make one a sub-folder of another one.  You can, however, change folders you created this way----------------


From my experience, when you create new local folders, there are two ways I know of to change their display order. They should appear alphabetically automatically when you create them, but if they don't for some reason, after you have created them right click on each one, select "Rename" and re-enter the name. That should put them in the correct sequence.

Another is to use numerical order if you don't want them alphabetical. Put a number as the first character in each folder name and they will display in that sequence-- ie: 1--2--3--4-- and so on.  You can do the same thing by using a letter of the alphabet as the first character in the folder name---a,b,c and so on.  The first character seems to be the determining factor.

It's a little trick I picked up playing around with my old Yahoo account, which responds the same way. I suspect other webmail programs use it too but I haven't tried it with any others.




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