Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Some Rule Examples
Outlook email rules are admittedly rather complex. It may help you to understand them if you
follow the steps required to define a few different kinds of rules.
Rule Example 1
This first rule example shows you how to define a rule that moves all messages from a certain domain
to a specified folder. It would be useful if, for example, you are doing some contracting work for a
company and are interacting with several people there. This rule moves all email that you receive
from anyone at that company into one folder, helping you to stay organized.
The first step is to create the folder:
In the mail navigation pane, click the location where you want to place the new folder. You
can click a mailbox if you want the new folder to be at the top level in that mailbox. You can
also click an existing folder to create the new folder within that folder. See Figure 9.8.
Selecting where to create a new mail folder.
Click to create the new folder at the top level in the mailbox
Click to create the new folder as a subfolder within the Clients folder
Click the arrow next to the New button on the toolbar and select Folder from the menu.
Outlook displays the Create New Folder dialog box, as shown in Figure 9.9.