Create additional folders in the navigation pane

Outlook lets you create additional folders to help you organize your messages, contacts, tasks, and notes. For example, you can create a folder for personal e-mail messages that you keep separate from your work messages.

 Important   If you create a new folder under a Microsoft Exchange account (Microsoft Exchange account: An account managed by Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange accounts are used by organizations with many users. They make it possible to synchronize e-mail, calendars, and contacts between multiple computers.) folder, the new folder will also sync with the Exchange server.

  1. In the navigation pane (navigation pane: The left pane of the Document Connection for Mac window that displays saved locations and files.), click Mail Mail view button, Contacts Contacts view button, Tasks Tasks view button, or Notes Notes view button.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the folder under which the new folder will be saved.
  3. On the Organize tab, click New Folder.

Organize tab, New Folder

  1. In the navigation pane, type a name for the new folder.


See also

Create additional calendars

Open a shared calendar, address book, or e-mail folder

Share a folder in an Exchange account

Applies to:
Outlook for Mac 2011