Managing Mailboxes

Mailboxes are like folders and are often used to organize and store mail. Web Messaging automatically creates a mailbox named Main whenever an account is created. Web Messaging also creates a mailbox named "Sent" if you set Save copy of outgoing mail in Sent folder to Yes. Likewise, it creates a mailbox named "Deleted" if you set your Deleted messages preference to Move to Deleted folder. If you use IMail Web Calendaring, there will also be an IMIP folder. This is the folder that stores the invitations for IMail Web Calendaring.

You can also create "sub-mailboxes," or "sub-folders," within a particular mailbox. For example, a mailbox named "Parrots" can have a sub-mailbox named "Tricks" and another one named "Sounds."

The Mailbox Management page displays the following information about each mailbox:

To create a new mailbox:

  1. On the Main Menu page, select Manage Mailboxes under Personal Account Options.

  2. Under Create a Mailbox, enter the name of a new mailbox to create. (The name must be eight characters or less and may not contain any special characters.)

  3. Click the Create button.

To create a sub-mailbox:

  1. Under Create a Mailbox, enter a name like UserName.Parrots.Tricks, which will add a new mailbox called Tricks under the directory Parrots, which is under the top directory UserName.

  2. Click the Create button.

To rename a mailbox:

  1. Under Rename a Mailbox, choose the mailbox name from the drop-down list.

  2. Enter a new name in the text box.

  3. Click the Rename button.

To delete a mailbox and all the messages it contains:

  1. Under Delete a Mailbox, select the mailbox name from the drop-down list.

  2. Click the Delete button.

Note: If you plan to use IMail Web Calendaring, do not modify or delete the IMIP folder. If you do, you will not be able to receive invitations for the calendaring functions.


Related Topics

Saving outgoing messages in the "Sent" folder

Saving deleted messages in the"deleted" folder