Keep your messages organized by moving them around, from one Outlook folder to another. Create new Outlook folders for different types or categories of email. Then, move messages to these folders to keep your email organized. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; and Outlook for Microsoft 365.
Move Email Messages in Outlook victimization the Keyboard
To transfer a message with a handy keyboard shortcut:
- Select the message you would like to maneuver. Or, open the message within the Reading Pane or in a very separate window.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+V.
- In the Move things panel, press the Down key or the Up key to spotlight a folder.
- Press the correct key to expand folders and show subfolders. Press the Left key to collapse folders.
- Press a letter key to spotlight the primary visible folder that starts thereupon letter. For folded hierarchies, Outlook highlights the parent folder.
- When the target folder is highlighted, choose OK otherwise you will faucet Tab to leap over to the OK box and press house to verify.
To file one email or a variety of messages quickly in Outlook victimization the ribbon:
- Select the message or messages you would like to maneuver.
- Go to the house tab.
- In the Move cluster, choose Move.
- A list of recently used folders seems at the highest of the list. If the folder you would like is during this list, select it.
- To move to a particular folder in a very list, choose different Folder.
- In the Move things panel, opt for a folder, then choose OK.
Move Email Messages in Outlook victimization Drag and Drop
To move associate email (or a gaggle of emails) to a special folder victimization the mouse in Outlook:
- In the Outlook message list, highlight the e-mail or emails you would like to maneuver.
- Click and hold a highlighted message.
- Drag the message to the specified folder.
- If the specified folder is down the list, pause over the sting of the folder list to scroll the list.
- If the specified folder could be a folded subfolder, pause over the parent folder till it expands.
- When the specified folder is highlighted, unharness the push.
- If you mistakenly drag messages to the incorrect folder, press Ctrl+Z to come the messages to the first folder