About MoFolders

A few words from the author

During my career, I often encountered people, with problems managing their e-mail load. The inbox is frequently used as todo list and work-in-progress, with the result, that they ever more loose control of their e-mails.

I think, one reason for this is, that most mail application doesn't make it easy for the user to structure the filing system and especially TO FILE E-MAILS in an easy manner.

I began to wonder about this...

In my workplaces, I always needed to organize my e-mails and use sometimes hundreds of directories, e.g. for external partner, that I file by name.

To open a folder quickly to look up a mail thread or to file a mail with "drag-and-drop" is quite time consuming and I click a lot for a quite simple task...

So what to do?

I use my computer very efficiently by applying shortcuts and keyboard input. I simply can achieve my target much faster. So I wrote a proof of concept in VBA to implement a fast way for the use cases "open a folder" and "move the selected mail(s) to another folder". After testing this little application I recognized a potential to help not just me, but maybe also other users, who need to manage hundreds of mails daily.

I searched the Internet for existing solutions and recognized, that some companies charge 50-100 USD for comparable solutions.

So I started to develop an add-in.

Finally, the project MoFolders was the result of this development. An small, but very useful add-in for MS Outlook®.

I haven't developed this add-in for commercial purposes. Instead I want to achieve, that a lot of people try out MoFolders in their private and professional life. I mean, nobody is going to work in the morning to search folders or file mails.

I recommend you this add-in. It is free of charge. And believe me, after only one day, you don't want to miss this app again. If you decide to use it on a regular basis, then please consider to donate a small amount via Paypal.

Please write me, if you have feedback, suggestions for further improvements, new ideas for additional functions of bugs. With the help of your feedback, I can further improve this add-in.

Christian Kiemle.