Outlook Express Setup Guide - Managing your mail on Macintosh OS9
Last modified: October 13 2005 11:39 am

1)Open Outlook Express

2)Examine the folder list at the top-left of the screen. Your 'Local Folders', as their name would suggest, are stored locally on your PC. (Messages in your local folders do NOT count towards your mail quota)
3)The folders at the bottom of the screen contain all your server-based mail. Messages in these folders contribute to your mail quota. As you have a fixed amount of space on the server it is important to monitor the amount of mail in these directories to ensure your account does not go.'Over Quota'. A go.d rule of thumb is to move any messages that are more than a month old to your local folders group. For assistance transferring mail please read below.

4)Open your server-based 'Inbox' so you can see your messages
5)Select the messages you would like to move to your local folders, and
6)Drag the messages to the appropriate folder in your local folders group

7)Any mail moved from your Inbox will have its status changed to 'Deleted', but will not disappear from your Inbox until it has been purged. Deleted messages that are waiting to be purged, appear as above, with a line through them.
8)To purge your deleted mail open the 'Edit' menu
9)Select 'Purge Deleted Items' - all mail in a status of 'Deleted' will be removed from your Inbox

Creating Sub-Folders

To help you to manage your mail quota you may find it useful to create a number of sub- folders within your local folders area. To create a new sub-folder:
1)Hold down the [Control] key and click the local folders area
2)Select 'New Folder'

3)Enter a name for the new folder then hit the [Enter] button