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    I want to clean out my INBOX, but there are some messages I'd like to save in
    a separate folder.

    Is it possible to create a personal Archive folder and then move INBOX messages
    into it? If so, how?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulKidd View Post
    I want to clean out my INBOX, but there are some messages I'd like to save in
    a separate folder.

    Is it possible to create a personal Archive folder and then move INBOX messages
    into it? If so, how?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    Ck your email here in a bit.
    If the email you sent PaulKidd is instruction on how to store messages in a manner that keeps them outside the 500 count, I would also like to know. I tried a while back and didn't have much luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diboll View Post
    If the email you sent PaulKidd is instruction on how to store messages in a manner that keeps them outside the 500 count, I would also like to know. I tried a while back and didn't have much luck.
    As most or at least many know--I'm a Mastodon with this computer Shite! I only sent him something to play with as when I did what I did it only 'semi' worked. I'm hoping that he can figure it out much better than I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
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    He ain't. Thanks for hoping, Roy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diboll View Post
    If the email you sent PaulKidd is instruction on how to store messages in a manner that keeps them outside the 500 count, I would also like to know. I tried a while back and didn't have much luck.
    That's exactly what I want to do, but I want to keep the Archive on this
    Personal Messages page. Roy's method works, but the Archive is in the
    documents folder on your computer. It's retrievable, but it's a PITA.
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    When you look on the left side in the private messages there's a link 'Edit Folders'.
    You can create more folders and move messages there but they all count to the overall limit of 500, including those in your 'Sent' folder.

    Myself - I periodically go over and remove the less important messages to free up space. For example if I go back and forth with someone a few times I usually quote the previous messages, so I delete the oldest ones and keep the newest which contains all the previous ones within it anyways. This way I essentially remove stuff that is duplicate.

    If that doesn't work there is also the other option to select some messages and download them as a file/archive on your computer. You select them with the checkboxes and on the bottom there is a menu 'Selected Messages' that has options to download them as CSV, TXT, or XML file.

    I can also increase the total limit a bit, but as long as it's something sensible it'll be the same issue when one reaches it.
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    Thank you, Gugi.

    OK. So, the only way to "reduce the count" is to either move them off-site
    or delete them altogether.

    Fair enough.
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    No worries. I also increased the limit from 500 to 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    No worries. I also increased the limit from 500 to 700.
    That helps a lot. I have already gone through and done as you suggested and deleted all I could plus use reply to PM and keep only the latest. When that runs out I'll resort to downloading as text.

    Thank You Sir
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