How to Create Folders to Organize Your Mail in AOL

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You can make new email folders in AOL Mail to better organize your messages. Putting emails into folders is really helpful for decluttering your inbox; everything can have its own place in your account.

New email folders can be made in AOL Mail from your computer or from the mobile app. The process is similar on both platforms, and once you create the folders, you can quickly move one or more messages into them whenever you want.

How to Make New Folders in AOL Mail

Creating an AOL Mail folder is quite easy. Just think of a name for the new folder and click a few buttons to add it to your account.

  1. Open AOL Mail in your desktop browser.

    If you want to make folders from the AOL app, see the instructions at the bottom of this article.

  2. Move your cursor over Folders in the left panel, and click the + sign that appears next to it.

    Screenshot of the new folder option in AOL Mail
  3. Type a name of the new email folder and hit Enter.

The folder is created immediately and is listed under the Folders category. Repeat this process for each of the new folders you're making.

Screenshot showing how to move emails into a new AOL Mail folder

To move emails to the new folder, open the Inbox or another folder that has the messages you want to move. Click the box next to each email message you want in the new folder, and then click More at the top of the page, followed by the folder name where the messages should go (all email folders are listed under Move to).

How to Make New AOL Mail Folders From the App

If you use the AOL app on your phone or tablet, you can create new folders from there too. 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.

Screenshot showing how to make a new AOL Mail folder from the mobile app
  1. Tap the mail icon at the bottom of the screen; the icon resembles an envelope.

  2. Click the back arrow at the top left of the screen to get your list of email folders.

  3. Click the + symbol next to Folders at the bottom of the list.

  4. Type a name for the new folder and tap Return to create the folder.

  5. Tap OK when you see the folder creation confirmation box.

To save emails to the new folder from the AOL app, tap the box next to each message you want to move, tap the folder icon at the bottom of the screen, and then choose the folder where you want the emails to go.

Screenshots showing how to move emails in the AOL Mail app

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