Mail app in Metro - will it use/apply Hotmail categories?

Hi all,


I've recently moved from using Gmail to Hotmail.

When I use Gmail on my Windows Phone, I'm able to see that the labels are used as folders in the mail client on the phone. This really helps me sort my mail.

However, the Hotmail categories I've set up on the main website do not seem to translate from the web to WP7, nor to the Mail app in Metro.


Will this be implemented in the final release of Windows 8? It would really help to sort and categorise mail if the Hotmail features could be used in the same way in Metro, too.


The Gooner.




Unfortunately, the "Categories" feature from Hotmail is currently not supported by the Windows Mail app.


You can, however, set up custom folders with special filtering rules on Hotmail. Those will simply show up in the Mail app as folders.


I cannot comment for the Windows Phone team's plans, since they are a separate division.


Thank you for dogfooding the Mail app! And please keep checking for future updates to the Mail app to get our latest features.


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Last updated September 17, 2013 Views 38 Applies to: