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4 Quick steps for Outlook & Gmail Folder Bliss

  • July 22, 2014

INBOX-labels-in-gmailMS Outlook has its advantages and there may be reasons you need to run Outlook side-by-side to the Gmail web client.   Some customers have plug-ins that work only with Outlook and as a 20 year Microsoft Outlook User myself I can attest to its many advantages.   Here's a best practice on folder setup for Outlook-Gmail interoperability.

 

The following is a best practice in organizing your Outlook folders before a migration to Google Apps.   Gmail does not allow Inbox Sub-folders. 

If you are using Google Apps Sync for Outlook you can create Inbox sub-folders.  However, when you view the sub-folders in Gmail they will appear as one label  Inbox/Sub-Folder  

We recommend you create a new top-level folder called Received.   Put all of your inbox sub-folders in this new top-level folder and you'll be all set.

 

1.  Right Click on the top level folder in Outlook.  

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2.  Left click and choose "New Folder"

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3.  Name the Folder Received and click OK.

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4.  Click and Drag Inbox sub-folders to the Received Folder

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That's it, Way to Go!  

 

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