How to Make Folders in AOL Mail

Organize your email messages and stay clutter-free

What to Know

  • In a browser, go to Folders > + > enter folder name > press Enter.
  • To move emails, select the messages, select More, and choose the folder name.
  • In the app, tap Mail icon > Create a New Folder > enter folder name > Enter.

This article explains how to make new email folders to file various messages in AOL Mail on the desktop and from the AOL Mail mobile app.

How to Make New Folders in AOL Mail on the Desktop

Decide how you want to organize your AOL Mail inbox, and then get started creating folders.

  1. Open AOL Mail in your desktop browser.

  2. Move your cursor over Folders in the left panel, and then select the plus sign (+) that appears.

    New folder option in AOL Mail
  3. Type a name for your new email folder, and then hit Enter. The folder is created immediately and is listed under the Folders category.

    Enter a name for the new folder in Aol Mail
  4. Repeat this process for each of the new folders you're making.

Move Emails to Your New Folder

To move emails to the new folder:

  1. Open your AOL Mail inbox or another folder with messages you want to move.

  2. Select the box next to each email message you want in the new folder.

    Check box selected next to email in Aol Mail inbox.
  3. Select More at the top of the page, and then select the folder where the message(s) should go.

    More menu to move emails to a new folder in Aol Mail.

How to Make New Folders in the AOL Mail App

It's easy to create new folders right from the AOL Mail app on your phone or tablet. As long as your AOL Mail account uses IMAP, any folders you make from a computer or the app are reflected on the other device, as well.

  1. Open the AOL Mail app and tap the mail icon (envelope) at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Under Folders, select Create a New Folder.

  3. Type a name for the new folder and tap OK to create the folder.

    Create a new folder in the AOL Mail app.

Move Emails to Your New Folder Using the App

To save emails to the new folder from the AOL app:

  1. Tap the box next to each message you want to move.

  2. Tap Move at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Choose the folder where you want the emails to go.

    Selecting emails in the AOL Mail app and moving them to a folder.

    You can also make a new folder while moving the messages. Tap Add Folder at the bottom of your folder list.

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