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You can create folders in Horde to help better manage your e-mail stored on the server. Please review the following video tutorial:

Creating folders

Or you can follow the guided steps below:

  1. After logging in click on the Mail icon
  2. Then click on the Folders icon
  3. Select Create from the drop-down
  4. Then give the IMAP folder a name
  5. Now you should be able to see your new folder
  6. OPTIONAL: Move emails to this new folder

    You can then select messages in your Inbox, then use the Messages to drop-down, select your new IMAP folder and click on the Move link

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n/a Points
2014-08-06 10:13 am

This doesn't help users who are using Horde 5.5.1.

42,341 Points
2014-08-06 10:23 am
Hello Jay,

You are correct. The date on this article is almost two years old, so the new version was not yet out. We are, however, working on some new articles for the 5.5.1 version of horde so that users of the new version can also learn from us. This particular topic has not yet been written for the new version.

Until that is finished, you can use the following instructions:

1. Log into Horde
2. From the mail interface, click on the 'Folder Actions' dropdown.
3. Click on 'Create Mailbox'
4. Name the new folder and click OK

That will create a new folder in your account.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-02-18 2:10 am

how can i recive the mail directly into my folder only from the one email address in

Horde groupware 5.1.1


27,342 Points
2015-02-18 11:02 am
Hello sanjay,

Thank you for your question. You will have to create the filter in the mail WebMail page . This is covered in our guide Creating an email filter .

You can create a rule, then choose to Deliver to Folder, and select your folder.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-07-03 12:26 pm

Can I nest folders?

42,341 Points
2015-07-06 3:38 pm
Hello Patricio,

Yes, you can create subfolders.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-07-07 8:43 am

Does 5.5.1 have a mail quota??? I keep checking to see that i havent exceeded the limit, but it seems to be neverending......


10,077 Points
2015-07-07 3:32 pm
Hello Playworks,

The only quota that there should be is on the whole email account not individual folders.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
n/a Points
2015-07-15 6:53 am

Thanks Scott for the info on Horde 5.1.1.

I was confused by Horde's use of the word "mailbox" rather than "folder".

I am no longer!

n/a Points
2015-08-06 6:04 am

how can you move the email to the created folder? 

27,342 Points
2015-08-06 4:17 pm
Hello mike,

Thank you for contacting us. In my tests, I was able to drag the email from my Inbox, and drop it into the folder (Using the Chrome Browser). Have you tried this method?

If it is not working, please provide additional information, such as the browser you are using, and the version of Horde you are runnning.

This will allow us to test and replicate your issue further.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2016-03-09 5:38 am


You need to another step for beginners like me...

After Step 2: "Then click on the Folders icon"


New Step 3: Click Choose Action icon

I spent ages trying to figure out where the "drop down" was that you referred to.



PS: Love using Horde.

n/a Points
2016-11-15 6:36 am

Good morning...

sorry for my English because I speak fremch !

I'm using horde webmail and I use filters to deliver to folder ! It's working but the message is still in the INBOX !

The message is in the deliver folder but also in the Inbox !

I would like to have a rules who move a message to a specific folder and don't see it anymore in the Inbox !

thnaks for your help



7,202 Points
2016-11-15 3:09 pm
I advise creating email filters in cPanel, using IMAP folders. This may get you a better result.
n/a Points
2016-12-22 12:26 am

I use Horde on GoDaddy version 5.2.14 and know how to create extra folders, but do not see anyway to create subfolders inside "inbox".

Please help.


27,342 Points
2016-12-22 2:01 pm
The above guide is a little outdated, we will hopefully update this soon.

In successfully tested the following steps in the new interface: Go to Folder Actions, then Create Mailbox. Enter the folder name, then click OK.

Thank you,

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