Can anyone explain what would be advantages/drawbacks if one uses local vs. server folder, like Draft etc.? Thanks!

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Local folders remove mail from the server, so if you're limited on space on the server then you can store messages locally. Almost always this isn't an issue, and as mail in remote folders is still downloaded for offline use, you're not gaining anything for offline access there.

Choose a remote folder so you can access the mail from anywhere, unless you have a really specific reason otherwise.

  • This a really nice answer. Thanks! I was wondering particularly with regard the Draft folder. There were some issues in the past -- with endless copies of the same message, following all changes as the message itself grows. That's why I am using local for Draft and server for all the rest, but I guess this issue is resolved by now.
    – striatum
    Dec 21, 2017 at 10:40

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