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Inbox vs. My Folders

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Inbox vs. My Folders

In Xfinity Mail, what's the difference between a folder created under Inbox and a folder created in 'My folders'

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Re: Inbox vs. My Folders

Basically, it's just the location.  If you create a folder and put it under the Inbox, it's "nested" there.  To see it, you would have to click on the little black arrowhead to the left of "Inbox".  If you create the folder under My Folders, the same thing obtains.  This was more important in the old email format because it had deletion schedules you could set for a period of time.  If a folder was nested under the Inbox and it was set to auto-delete after say 90 days, then everything in the nested folder was subject to that same schedule.  In the new format, I think it's less significant because there are no schedules you can edit anymore.  Except for the Trash and Spam folders, all emails should be kept indefinitely until you delete them.

 

I have 4 or 5 folders nested under my Inbox and another 6 or so in the My Folders section.  It's more convenient if you use a lot of created local folders.

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Re: Inbox vs. My Folders

Basically, it's just the location.  If you create a folder and put it under the Inbox, it's "nested" there.  To see it, you would have to click on the little black arrowhead to the left of "Inbox".  If you create the folder under My Folders, the same thing obtains.  This was more important in the old email format because it had deletion schedules you could set for a period of time.  If a folder was nested under the Inbox and it was set to auto-delete after say 90 days, then everything in the nested folder was subject to that same schedule.  In the new format, I think it's less significant because there are no schedules you can edit anymore.  Except for the Trash and Spam folders, all emails should be kept indefinitely until you delete them.

 

I have 4 or 5 folders nested under my Inbox and another 6 or so in the My Folders section.  It's more convenient if you use a lot of created local folders.




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