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Microsoft 365 email client

I use Microsoft 365 and Outlook for my email.  It's a smashing email client but one thing I'm not too happy with is all the folders being displayed.

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Anyone any ideas how to get rid of them, all I need is the Inbox, Sent and Spam I have never found a use for any of the others ??

 

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you can't remove them, they are part of the mailbox (as they are on almost every mail sevice).

sent folder contains email you have sent
spam will contain any emails the mail server has flagged as spam.
outbox will contain any emails you have tried to sent but haven't actually been sent by the server yet
drafts will contain any emais you have started to type, but haven't hit the "sent" button yet.

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Thanks spgray, I know what they are but it is the email service that has added them.

If you look at gmail, they have the same folders but they can be hidden, click on the little arrow and all the folders are shown

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and the same goes for others. MS own outlook.com doesn't, that only has the In, Sent, Junk & Search so why does Virgin think we need all these useless folders?

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i use Outlook (desktop client) and web version (not with a virgin email account), and it has all the folders you originally listed.
again, this is nothing to do with virgin.

they are not "useless", they serve a purpose whether you understand that or not.

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After reading a lot online, I would agree with what others say that it 'is' the email service that has these folders and nothing at all to do with the email client. If it was the email client then all emails from all the services would display the same, they don't.

It has nothing at all to do with the Outlook email client as this proves:

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That is all that is showing on one of my non-virgin email addresses.

If it was anything at all to do with other than the email service supplier, why is the above only showing in, out and search.                                                         If it was Office Outlook then all emails would show the same no matter who the service was supplied by.

They are also useless if they are never ever used and I understand what they are all for.

 

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Hello

These are the default folders that virginmedia have, other providers may have different ones, there is no way of removing these for just one person, this is the way the virginmedia email system is setup.

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Sorry but you are wrong, look at this I have just found:

Remove Annoying Folders from Microsoft Outlook Let's make these annoying Outlook folders disappear!

https://www.digitalwelt.org/en/tips/software/remove-folders-outlook 

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well you seem to know all the answers so no need for you to ask anyone here.

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You might, though, want to read some of the comments before crashing in and doing this!

Honestly, just collapse the folder list in Outlook and use Favourites instead (having added the folders you want to the favourites list).

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No need to get stroppy because you have been proved wrong.
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