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    Quick question and similar to the one I posted about the Mail App in Windows 8.

    I use the Categories for my mail on Outlook.com.

    Will my categories be available to me on my phone in the mail client? Examples of categories include: "Social Updates", "Documents", "Family", "Flagged".
    I have an outlook email address and use outlook.com for checking and managing my mail.

    Note that these are different from folders (categories allow me to label one mail with more than one identifier).

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danbbrantley View Post
    Quick question and similar to the one I posted about the Mail App in Windows 8.

    I use the Categories for my mail on Outlook.com.

    Will my categories be available to me on my phone in the mail client? Examples of categories include: "Social Updates", "Documents", "Family", "Flagged".
    I have an outlook email address and use outlook.com for checking and managing my mail.

    Note that these are different from folders (categories allow me to label one mail with more than one identifier).

    Thanks!
    Categories are tags like Labels in Gmail. Gmail doesn't even have the concept of folders. In my opinion, folders are a holdover from the early web email days and should be done away with. People really care more about tagging. Folders is poor design because it's exposing an underlying mechanism(storage) to the end user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoledman View Post
    Categories are tags like Labels in Gmail. Gmail doesn't even have the concept of folders. In my opinion, folders are a holdover from the early web email days and should be done away with. People really care more about tagging. Folders is poor design because it's exposing an underlying mechanism(storage) to the end user.
    I agree 100%. I'd much prefer to Categorize (label) my mails and then simply archive them to keep my inbox clean. Instead, I'm worried that I'll have no choice but to use Folders on the phone.
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    I wish Apple, Google & Microsoft would all agree on the concept of Tags in their native email apps as well as their back-end email services. Isn't tagging supported in IMAP or EAS?

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