Virtual Mail Folders is a concept familar to many GNU/Linux
users, but often not found in the Win32 OS. A virtual folder groups
together email messages into separate folders, using canned queires.
The folders don't actually exist as physical folders on the file
system at all--the original inbox is maintained. Through this
mechanism the mail in the inbox can be separated according to the
mailing list that it originates from, or a group of colleagues working
on a project, etc. A significant advantage of virtual folders is that
you can easily change the organisation of your inbox without actually
physically reorganising your inbox or extracting messages from your
inbox into other physical folders. You can delete a virtual folder
without actually deleting the messages in it!
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