Blue 'plus sign' on folders in Outlook 2013

What does the blue plus sign on the folder icon represent in Outlook 2013? It appears in both cached Exchange mode and not cached. All my searches have only turned up reference to the double-headed blue arrow (shared folder). I can't find anything on the plus sign.

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procisionAsked:
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VB ITSConnect With a Mentor Specialist ConsultantCommented:
The folders with the icon I see are in an additional mailbox.
Actually you're right, I see the icons on the shared mailboxes as well on my end. Sorry, the original screenshot you posted wasn't clear where you were seeing these icons, I just assumed they were just Public Folders.

It looks like the blue plus icon indicates the folder is part of a shared source you have access to and therefore isn't part of your own mailbox. I'm yet to find a definitive answer on what it exactly means but it seems that it doesn't apply to the default mail folders (Inbox, Drafts, Deleted Items, Sent Items, etc.)  as they already have their own default icon overlay.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Pretty sure that icon is just used to denote the folder is a Public Folder in Exchange, visible when you are in the Folders view in Outlook 2013.

Just checked and can confirm this is the case for separate and independent environments with Outlook 2013 that I have access to.

Here's a screenshot I also took from Google Images:
Outlook-2013-Public-Folders.pngYou had me scratching my head for a bit there as I knew I had seen this icon somewhere, I just couldn't recall where exactly until I played around in Outlook on my end for a while.
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procisionAuthor Commented:
The folders with the icon I see are in an additional mailbox. I'll have a look at the public folders management and see if I can find the connection there.

Maybe all public folders have the plus but not all plus folders are public!
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procisionAuthor Commented:
Sounds good to me. I can't find a definitive answer anywhere. It's a shared, non-default folder.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Yep, nothing worth getting to concerned about in my opinion :)

Thanks for the points.
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