FAQ - Moving email to a subfolder using Squirrel Mail (webmail)

If you have a lot of mail in your mailboxes and are finding your IMAP connection sluggish as a result, a good way to speed up the mail service is to move old messages out of your inbox and into a sub-folder so that the server is not working with as many messages when making a connection. Below you will find a basic guide to creating an archive of old messages.

When logged into webmail you can use the following steps below.


1. Click the Folders tab to create a new folder

2. Give the folder a name e.g. Archive, and set as a subfolder of [none] to appear in the main folder list

3. Refresh the browser to see your Archive folder appear in your list of folders

4. Choose the mail you want to archive - either by clicking the check-all box at top or by selecting individually

5. Select your new folder e.g. Archive from the drop-down box and click the MOVE button.

6. Refresh your browser, then click your new folder to view your moved messages.

7. If you are using IMAP - your email will then update to appear in the sub-folder you have created in your email client.


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