1.    01 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7

    Add New folder in Windows 10 Mail

    I'm usually use Mozilla thunderbird as Mail application
    Since I've two new machine installed with Windows 10 I'm trying to figure out if the native Mail application in Windows 10 can be a good alternative

    For now my feeling is mostly negative

    - I didn't find any way to create Mail folder and organize my Mail
    - No way to create mail rules

    I can't believe that Windows 10 mail is so "primitive"

    I look around on internet to find solution

    I've found this
    Organize e-mail using rules and folders

    But it does not work on my version of mail, no "File menu"

    Is Mail on windows 10 really so "bad" ?

    Thanks for any help
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  2.    01 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,565
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Hello olibara,

    The tutorial below can show you how to add or remove folders to your favorites in the Mail app.

    Mail app Favorites - Add or Remove Folders in Windows 10

    To create a new folder, you would need to sign in online to your email account (ex: Outlook), then create a new inbox folder there. Afterwards, it will sync with the Mail app.

    Outlook.com tips - Outlook.com Help
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  3.    01 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7

    Thank you Brink
    So it means that Mail folders are not directly managed by the new "Mail" application in Windows 10
    With Thunderbird you can creates any kind of folder Hierarchy that you want and set rules to automatically move mail to specific folder
    This is much more easy and powerful

    Even with Outlook Express it was possible
    Mail in now configured to send and receive mail from my provider but no way to create Folders and rules in the Mail application
    So the new "Mail" is still far behind
    I will switch to Thunderbird again
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  4.    01 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Yeah, the Mail app is still pretty basic. Hopefully, this and more features will be added over time.
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  5.    01 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    windows 10 Windows 7

    Thanks a lot Brinks

    I'm a bit astonish anyway that Microsoft when launching a new Mail application bundled with all the effort they seem to have put in Windows 10 are so far from what was possible in Outlook Express years ago !
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  6.    01 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    In my opinion, Mail app is no better than a middleman, and a poor one at that. Primitive is the right word.
    Why even bother using it when you can use your T-bird directly and be able to utilize all the features.
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  7.    01 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7

    Thank you Billy 268
    You are right I will switch to T..bird

    But I was just too optimistic ...
    When I saw that new Mail app in the new promising Windows 10 I thought ah ah ! this should be the improved successor of the late Outlook Express
    I was wrong
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