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Reposition Smart Folder Section on the sidebar

The Smart Folders are a great idea and can be very efficient. However in its current position they are quickly pushed out of sight when you have plenty of mail folders. If this happens the usage of smart folders will simply decrease and somehow forgotten. My suggestion is that the whole Smart Folder section can be moved wherever one prefers to position it. In my case I would love to have Smart Folders on top of the sidebar as these would be my preferred folders to watch.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    From a user perspective this is a fundamental requirement. Most odd it still has not been addressed.

  • Annette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the French version, the smart folders appear on top, for alphabetical reasons. I'd be very happy to be able to move them under the normal mail folders or to let the section totally disappear when all of them are deleted.

  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would also like control over the order of folders and whether Smart Folders appear at all. I am surprised that this issue was raised so long ago and nothing has been done to fix it.

  • David B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd just like the option to completely remove Smart Folders and All Accounts option (or be able to move both to bottom of left nav)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be better if you could mark Smart Folders as Favorites or position them anywhere in the folder list, then you can have them wherever you want.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I prefer to have the smart folder at the bottom. Also, make the new email notification like before where there was a prominent number next t the inbox. I have three different email account folders, when I get a desktop notification of a new email, when I go to Outlook, I have to open up or hover over each email inbox to find which one has the new email. Seems like a needless waste of time to find he new email

  • Mike Visconti commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah- I have several shared accounts, and by the time I have one or two open the Smart Folders are offscreen entirely. The point of Smart Folders is that they are live- they update. What's the point of updating if that change can't be seen? So put them where we can see them!
    (Better yet, let us put that section where we want it-like at the very top, or below the unified inbox, or below our primary account)

  • Lorenz Ismer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES please! The old version at the top was better. BUT havin the opportunity to put this or "on my computer" anywhere (and repostion it) weould be even better. The new/current setup is awful :-)

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