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Search Folders: The easy way to find, read, and organize your e-mail

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Search Folders can help you find, sort, and organize your e-mail with minimal effort.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; the test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how Search Folders work.
  • Use Search Folders to quickly sort, organize, and find e-mail messages.
  • Modify a default Search Folder such as the Unread Mail folder.
  • Make your own custom Search Folders using criteria that you specify.

Are you overwhelmed by the way all of your unread messages pile up in your Inbox? Are messages that you want to follow up on lumped in with those that you want to keep for posterity? Even if you file your e-mail in folders, you may sometimes get that uncomfortable feeling that once a message is filed, you'll forget where you put it. Search Folders can help.

Search Folders find the messages you're looking for, based on their content or some other significant attribute (such as who they're from or whether you want to follow up). With a little know-how, Search Folders can be a quick and convenient way to look at collections of e-mail messages based on their content, not their locations.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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