How to Make Folders in AOL Mail

Organize your email messages and stay clutter-free

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AOL Mail is a free, web-based email service from AOL, which is a division of Verizon Communications. To better organize your AOL Mail inbox, it's easy to make new email folders to file various messages. Here's how to declutter your inbox and give every subject thread its own place with new AOL Mail folders.

We've included instructions for creating new email folders 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.

    the 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.

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

  3. Select More at the top of the page, and then select the folder where the message(s) should go.

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

  3. Select the plus sign (+) 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.

    showing how to make a new AOL Mail folder from the mobile 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 the folder icon at the bottom of the screen.

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

    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.