ProtonMail must add a feature to set sub-folders into other folders; this is an indispensable feature for any top tier email provider ....
the maintainers of this forum, if they exist, should really be making notes on ideas like this that have been implemented in beta (also people who voted on this should get their votes back since we only have ~10 votes at a time)
I like the way Gmail does the folders, which is what I believe we're talking about here. I definitely am a FOLDER user and a deciding factor in my decision to subscribe (to get the folders) instead of free. So in Gmail you can (like everyone is saying put folders inside of folders and the only way you see those folders is when you open the primary folder. Like I have a correspondence folder and I and folders inside that folder to keep all my correspondences to refer back to later. But I don't see all those correspondences till I open that primary folder called Correspondence. I'd like to see that feature in Protonmail also. I'm trying to move my folders over from Gmail now and this is one of the problems I see, good point EG.
I have the beta version 4.0 and in that version it is possible to make subfolders. Question to protonmail: when will this beta version be "the" custom protonmail version?
I agree! Why doesn't Protonmail do it ?
FYI - When using the import tool, if importing from a sub-folder, select "create new folder" and it will create the sub-folder as Main/Sub as the name, but it isnt supported in a "tree" like every other mail service in the world does. Amazing that the most fundamental folder/file path structure know to personal computing isnt incorporated
Sub-folders are indeed critical to any top-tier email system. Please add them soon.
And please fix this voting system -- it did not record my vote, and others have said the same. This raises questions about either actual skill with computer systems or basic personal integrity. The voting system looks like it must be run by Dominion Voting Systems or the Democratic National Committee!
Sub folders are critical and should be added soon. I tried to vote and it did not work.
Please create subfolders, using only labels is not the same
micheal phil commented
Why AOL Email became Unresponsive in AOL App of my iPhone 10 (mobile)? I am also experiencing my iPhone 10 too slow, when i install AOL app (using AOL Email) in my Mobile.
Ru Ba commented
First comment concerning this topic was made in august 6 2019, 13:59.
I have protonmail plus for 48 US$ / year.
Is it really possible that over all this past time the protonmail team has not yet paid attention to such an essential requirement?
Or did I miss something?
I would be thankful (and I think - so would many others) if we could get a solution or a link to the solution.
The fact that such a basic feature has not been implemented from the beginning really defies my common sense.
Margaret Barnes commented
Agree, but Vote button did not work
This comment is for "N." below: have you tried the new Import Assistant? (https://protonmail.com/blog/import-assistant/) I personally haven't tried it but according to the instructions it appears to handle migrating folders and sub-folders:
Nested folders must be fully supported, just right now the brigde is only capable of copying very small amounts of email, before aborting.
This is a deal-breaker for me to fully migrate.
Not able to open app
I opened the account
I, too, am waiting for nested FOLDERS (NOT labels) (3 levels of sub-Folders is quite adequate for me) before I will be able to purchase and use ProtonMail. I want to NOT download emails to an email client, but to keep them in webmail. I understand limited online SPACE, which makes more sense than limited online folders, so you can manage HOW you use the space available to you. To me, Gmail and Yahoo are useless to me not just for security reasons, but they only offer "labels", not actual Folders. I now I use .GMX email, only because it has actual FOLDERS (NOT labels). I wouldn't be looking if it had a paid version, but it doesn't and it serves ads, lots of them, by myriad "partners."
I really like the idea of truly anonymous accounts, because hackers go from one connection, such as "recovery email" to another, compiling information, until they finally have enough for identity theft. Read the "privacy" statements all the way through - they will curl your toes!
When you do provide this feature, it would be very helpful to "BOLD", or otherwise highlight, folders (in the left panel) that contain unread messages, so you could filter incoming emails directly into appropriate folders and yet not lose sight of them.
Sorting folders by (DateSent or by From/Sender or by Sent-T0) by clicking on the column title is good, too.
I can't use ProtonMail without my email being kept online in nested folders (not just "labeled" - labels are next to useless for me).
An adequate number of message filters on Sender, Subject, and Sent-TO columns are also essential. 100 filters is quite adequate for me.
I'd really like to be able to use ProtonMail, but it's too expensive to NOT include these basic features. When do you expect that the beta be stable for general use?
thomas freedman commented
I fully agree with this. flat folders Without them you have to scroll thru a long list of flat folder names on the left.
3 is better than none. Most things I only use 3 with e-mail how ever who knows. in E-mail I have never really need them.
The sub-folder feature is available in beta, yes.
But... It only allows for a three level sub folder structure. Compared to how most people use sub-folders in other mail systems, three levels isn't sufficient.
Please, ProtonMail team, do open up the sub-folder option for "limitless" levels.
Yes, and it is great! I have already started migrating many filters and mailing lists from other email providers now that sub-folders exist.
Now we just need to get more than 100 email filters active at once.