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Keep only a few hundred messages in the Inbox and no sub-folders to speed up mail delivery?

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I was told to move all the sub-folders out of the Inbox and keep only a few hundreds messages in the Inbox in order to speed up the mail delivery to Outlook. See on the link:  

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macoutlook/outlook-2011-shows-new-email-messages-after-few/18bdb35f-fe0a-470c-b6a3-f87e85b8dcd4

Is it true or not? Is it kind of best practice?
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It does not speed up mail delivery. However, it speeds up Outlook experience. Everytime you click on Inbox Outlook needs to refresh list of emails in the inbox with the server. By keeping few emails in Inbox it speeds up the process and it doesn't feel like Outlook is slow. It also depends on the specifications of the PC.
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However, it speeds up Outlook experience  <-- Agree. I put all my email into folders and keep the Inbox very small. Outlook is VERY fast for me.

From an organizational point of view, I think keeping email in the proper folders aids the thought process (by keeping like items together). That is another benefit.

Then, time goes by (quickly), so I also Archive mail to keep the overall PST file trim and performing well.
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@Castlewood  - Thank you, and I was happy to help.
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