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Chapter 23. E-mail > Organizing Mail

Organizing Mail

Once you begin to get any significant volume of e-mail, it will help to be able to organize it. Entourage gives you several tools to accomplish that. You can save mail in folders you create (to create a folder choose File> New> Folder, or , then sort and filter the messages you see in the Message Lists in those folders. You may also assign to messages various attributes, such as Categories, by which you may sort or filter. Finally, you may define Rules, which take particular actions upon receipt of messages that match your criteria.

To save mail in folders:

1.
Drag a message from the Message List to a folder in the Folder List.

or

Select one or more messages in the Message List, or open one in its own window.

2.
Choose Message> Move To> Move To Folder () (Figure 23.35).

Figure 23.35. Choose Message> Move To> Move To Folder.


or

Click the Move button (Figure 23.36) at the top of the window.

Figure 23.36. Click the Move button.


3.
In the dialog box that appears (Figure 23.37), create a new folder, or choose to move the message to an existing folder.

Figure 23.37. Click New to add a new folder.


4.
If you create a new folder (Figure 23.38), you have the option of creating the folder as a subfolder of whichever folder was selected in the previous dialog box.

Figure 23.38. Name the new folder.



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