Ahem... GMail-like - but nested labels would be a real plus!
Still no traction on this? I don't understand why they use both folders and labels. Apart from being far superior in function, labels can be used as a full replacement to folders with no drawbacks at all. The only benefit folders offer is that it can have sub-folders, but that is only because Protonmail hasn't implemented nested labels.
This is the singe reason why I keep my Google business account. I have been waiting several years for this to be implemented. Please remove the folders and go all in on labels.
This ticket dates back to 2015! What a shame.
Robert Germain commented
Nested labels are incredibly convenient and are supported by my former email provider (fastmail - see https://www.fastmail.help/hc/en-us/articles/360058753554-Setting-up-and-using-labels). Importing seems to put things into nested folders instead and it isn't clear how multiple labels on a single message are handled.
Also, there appears to be a nesting limit on folders within proton mail (3 deep?) that it would be nice to have removed.
@Adriano Can I put an email inside 2 differents nested folders?
Because I could put 2 differents labels on a folder.
You can use nested folders instead.
Tor Brandskognes commented
This feature is missed. However, should be nested in a way that a query for the main label (label) should show all mail with this label, including sub labels (label-sub1, label-sub2 etc...) Adn sub-label only shows tjhat specific sub label. com on Proton team. This suggestion is from 2015.
Very important, especially if you have multiple emails under one account. I have hundreds of labels and need to be able to organize them by account. Folders will not work because multiple labels may apply to a single message.
Folders work for the highest level of organization - e.g., separate incoming mail by recipient address. But then labels and nested labels are needed for organizing mail belonging to a certain email address.
Harry Bond commented
really need this
Why is this not a thing yet?
It's the reason that I am not switching to protonmail. Your move Proton Team.
Would be great!
I am getting ready to move my primary e-mail over to Proton, and this missing feature is almost a deal breaker. If not for nested folders on the beta I would have to scrap moving, but this would be the killer feature to make me never think about leaving.
Please help us with nested labels!!!
It's 2021 and this request was first posted in 2015. I am disappointed there has been no commitment to even "looking into" this much requested feature, as I am also very much looking forward to when this is implemented, so I can properly organize my mail.
Nested labels would be a feature that I think you need to ad. In the beta version I have noted that you have already nested folder however nested labels is equally important. I have recently transitioned over from Gmail and when I transfered over my nested label structure it became a nested folder stucture in Protonmail but that is not what I want as I want a nested label structure instead. Please add this feature as I think it may be a dealbreaker for people considering transition over from gmail if they like me have organized everything (thousands of email) that way.
I don't know about nested labels but nested folders (i.e., folders + sub-folders) now exist. They've been live in the beta version of Protonmail since October 2020. I'm guessing they'll be part of the feature set when the beta moves to GA release.
sub-folders, where are they?!?
Adding my 3 votes to this. If possible, implement this soon.
Labels themselves are also indispensable when a more complex control of e-mails is needed (using just folders is not enough) as they bring another dimension into mail organization.
And when using a lot of labels, nested labels are crucial.
Matthew Malek commented
This is the CLEAR and most important feature to add for many of us to go ALL IN!
This feature for nested/hierarchical labels is the only one that is keeping me from making the complete switch and go for a paid plan.