04-15-2014 11:01 AM
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  1. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    I definitely prefer outlook.com to gmail.com, but I just checked my WP8 and as far as I can tell categories do not show up anywhere. I am not sure exactly what you mean as far as using categories to remove newsletter emails out of your way, categories are used to highlight or find emails not to hide them except by using them with a sweep scheduled.

    A folder and sweep is your best option to keep newsletters out of you main inbox, as you already have done. It shouldn't be that painful, just one rule I expect (sweep all emails in the category "newsletters" to folder X immediately).

    Sorry I couldn't give you any better advice.
    No problem at all. Thanks for taking the time. Categories have even a much better use when used in the Metro Mail application with Windows 8.1. It actually works very nicely and by doing the same thing that you would do with Sweep/Folder but automatically. The categories will show on the left hand side as they would in Outlook.com.

    To me, WP8 mail application is lacking a lot because it doesn't show these categories (unlike tags in Gmail/Android). Folders are not easily accessible because you would have to add them individually and sync them individually and go to settings to access them. I'm hoping that in WP 8.1 or soon after, the Mail app of metro will be used in WP. It would be a great improvement.

    Thanks again.
    04-13-2014 12:08 AM
  2. paulm187's Avatar
    04-13-2014 05:09 AM
  3. smoledman's Avatar
    Microsoft refuses to admit that Google's implementation is better, so they persist in this folders nonsense.
    04-13-2014 02:31 PM
  4. jhoff80's Avatar
    Microsoft refuses to admit that Google's implementation is better
    That's because it's not. It's different, not better. If you like Gmail better, use it. There are many of us who prefer the way Outlook.com already works too.
    04-13-2014 03:17 PM
  5. SergeMcG's Avatar
    I moved a week ago from Gmail to Outlook.com. Just couldn't be happier!
    When I flag an emailt, it will be visible and there to wait for me to follow-up. I get emails on my Windows Phone as soon as they arrive instead of possibly 15 minutes later. The interface is neat and clear. Folders are a great way to get some non important emails out of the way. Integration with Office (free) is amazing! I also noticed Outlook is faster than Gmail on my browser (Firefox and IE).

    Free from Google, yeah!
    04-13-2014 03:19 PM
  6. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    One huge advantage for me, of folders in Outlook, is that you can direct a specific email account to a folder. Then, you can pin that folder to the start screen so you can monitor that account, separate from your Outlook account.

    You can really do that?

    By pin you mean on the W8.1 start screen?
    04-14-2014 05:38 PM
  7. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    So, is it just me or did he come here just to start an argument? People are trying to come up with ways to help him, and he just keeps touting how great Google is and how horrible Outlook is.
    a5cent and blehblehbleh like this.
    04-14-2014 07:17 PM
  8. rdubmu's Avatar
    You can really do that?

    By pin you mean on the W8.1 start screen?
    Yes you can. I use it a lot :)

    So, is it just me or did he come here just to start an argument? People are trying to come up with ways to help him, and he just keeps touting how great Google is and how horrible Outlook is.
    I don't understand why this is even a thread. Gmail offers a great email experience but so does outlook.com, I personally prefer outlook over gmail. The sweep function is great and I like folders :)

    Sent from my LG-D801 using Tapatalk
    04-14-2014 07:26 PM
  9. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Yes you can. I use it a lot :)



    I don't understand why this is even a thread. Gmail offers a great email experience but so does outlook.com, I personally prefer outlook over gmail. The sweep function is great and I like folders :)

    Sent from my LG-D801 using Tapatalk
    Agreed, it's all preference. I would see this being a good thread if he was willing to actually look at what people say. Instead, he comes across as a person who just wants to rile up WP users.
    04-15-2014 09:56 AM
  10. bsayegh's Avatar
    Except my workflow on Gmail is even simpler. For those email that don't already have auto-labeling and archiving, I attach a label(s) and hit the Archive button. Why bother dragging it over onto a folder and possibly making a mistake? Think outside the box. Even better try GMail for a while and see what I mean.
    Think outside the box is a very overused statement that isn't always applied correctly. I think this one of those times. In what way is using archives instead of folders "thinking outside the box"? With outlook you can right click and select Archive. It will let you select a folder to archive to. No dragging or mistake making to worry about.
    04-15-2014 10:16 AM
  11. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    Microsoft refuses to admit that Google's implementation is better, so they persist in this folders nonsense.
    Weak and hollow argument. Use your words like a big boy. People are trying to help you find a solution.
    04-15-2014 10:28 AM
  12. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Weak and hollow argument. Use your words like a big boy. People are trying to help you find a solution.
    ​It's obvious he doesn't want a solution, though. He wants to come here and try to make people mad.
    04-15-2014 10:38 AM
  13. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    Microsoft refuses to admit that Google's implementation is better, so they persist in this folders nonsense.
    I have used both gmail and outlook and can't tell the difference between labels and folders. It's exactly the same thing. And in outlook you also have 'categories' which are again the same thing as labels. Who cares how they're called or what you use. I find gmail interface great, and I find outlook interface great as well, both have their ups and downs, use whichever one you prefer and stop whining about it on the internet.
    04-15-2014 11:01 AM
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