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    I just obtained my Lumia 920 and was wondering if it's possible to sync multiple folders from the same email account (Exchange account) and view the emails on the same window (as well as receive notification from both folders). The thing is that on my work email account I have a folder where all the mass emails from work go to and I have another folder (main inbox) where the emails directed to me only go to. Right now I get notifiations to the latter but not the former. I know I can have a tile for each folder and problem solved, but I just wanted to know if it was possible to link those two folders and receive emails from both on the same window. I hope this was clear, if not, let me know to try and clarify. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Hmmm, I guess no one knows about this. Or maybe it can't be done...
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    i have synced other folders in my account too. you will only get notifications on msg that come into your inbox. not the sub folders.
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    Try pinning the sub folders. You'll at least see how many emails are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalWarrior View Post
    Try pinning the sub folders. You'll at least see how many emails are there.
    Like I said in my original post, that's what I did and it works fine. I just wanted to know if what I'm looking for could be done just because it would be one less tile and one less back and forth between email folders. Yeah, I guess you can call me lazy.
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    I'm interested in this too. With the latest round of updates to the Apple Notification Centre, I could receive an onscreen notification and audible notification when I received a new email to any synced subfolder, which was very handy when I have lots of exchange server-side rules setup to organise mail.

    Not only that, it would even display the message even when locked, so I could decide whether to read/reply in full or just ignore it.

    Missing this with WP8. being able to pin multiple folders is useful as it gives an easy way to view where new messages have arrived - however, to see the name of the folder requires the mid-sized tile, so mail can take up a lot of room when pinned to the start - plus, notifications (being what they are) means you then have to try and work out which folder has received the new mail.

    Not very useable, IMHO.
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    I'm interested in the same functionality. I've had various BlackBerry phones over the years but I'm considering switching to a different phone based on how it handles email. My email is on Exchange Server and I have about 100 folders and server-side rules to sort my email before I grab it. That means I have new email in all of those folders. I use Outlook 2010 on my PC and use a Search Folder to view today's mail, for example. Can a Windows phone do that sort of thing? It sounds like I'll have 100 tiles to look at, and that probably won't be usable.
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    Me too.
    I've got lots of server side rules to manage a large volume of email from customers, suppliers and colleagues.
    As timetex says my iPhone will alert which ever folder the email comes into.
    I've also found the VIP feature extremely useful to further sort the wheat from the chaff.

    Losing these features in WP8 is a big retrograde step epecially because the phone is a work productivity tool.

    The suggestions aroun additional tiles is really not practical for large volumes of email.

    I'm going to keep hunting for an answer :)
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    syncing multiple folders at once is a must have functionality. I'm wondering how microsoft miss this as everyone in office world use exchange/outlook with several mails with rules.
    I hope this will come soon in next WP8 update.
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    Yes, I have a wp8 phone and also have many exchange rules sorting mail into folders. I am basically missing all urgent customer email while I'm on the road, because it's too hard to see which folders have messages. I hope they fix this soon.
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    - For years I have also been using a lot of rules to sort incoming mail from four different e-mail accounts into a lot of folders in one exchange master e-mail account. It works like a charm on my Microsoft (Office 365) Exchange server. And I also use a couple search folders to highlight the prime mail I want to have at my fingertips (family & received in last 7 days).
    - The rules, sorting and syncing works well with Windows Phone 8 (NL 9020).
    BUT
    My WP8 NL 920 does not give any way to display search folders. Worse yet, the newly arrived mail ONLY shows up in WP 8 if it is the odd piece NOT sorted by my rules.
    (That is to say that all sorted e-mail goes into the proper folders, but is not flagged as new mail, and the folders are not even shown unless one scrolls through all sub-folders in alphabetic order, & individually opens, downloads & syncs each sub-folder, and then looks to see if anything new is in the folder.)
    This "feature" ; - ) kills usability of my WP 8 phone for e-mail as a business tool.
    Has anyone found a work-around???
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    Has this been resolved? I am finding that very same issue not seeing mail from sub folders. I would hope that this would be resolved since the last post was back in 8/13. Anyway.. will keep searching...
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    Has this been resolved. I just switched to Windows from Blackberry.. and just discovered this issue. This is a nightmare. Business email will never work this way. How can Microsoft ignore this. Just bought a Lumia 930, the phone is so far so good, but this exchange folders sync option not being there kills it all.
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    Nope, the e-mail folder problem is NOT fixed (at least not on my NL 920 WP 8.1 DP with all updates.)
    Further, DP 8.1 totally ruins my battery life.

    Absolutely no response or feedback from Microsoft or Nokia, despite numerous postings here, in both Microsoft & Nokia sponsored forums, and feedback & problem traces submitted directly from the phone.

    MS & N seem to treat even knowledgeable users as mere survey data points.

    My two year contract ends in November, & if these two problems are not fixed by then, time to look at alternatives, like Android & iPhone.

    Does anyone have any constructive comments ? ? ?
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    I have the same issues and i thought it will be fixed with 8.1 ... but no ! I don't understand how MS could miss that. I have an exchange account with a lot of rules and files and i can't see in one inbox all my emails. But worst for me, the phone sync folders and sub folders, but don't send any notifications for email received in a subfolders. That's just a shame... my Galaxy Note and my iPad are better for that.

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