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Playing by the Rules
currently selected. Selecting Manage Rules & Alerts opens the Rules and
Alerts dialog box; but you’re still one click away from the Rules Wizard.
3. Click the New Rule button.
The Rules Wizard dialog box appears. The dialog box contains a list of
the types of rules you can create (see Figure 6-4).
Figure 6-4:
The Rules
Wizard
dialog box
helps you
make the
rules.
4. Choose the type of rule you want to create.
The Rules Wizard offers several common types of rules you may want to
create, such as
•Movemessagesfromsomeonetoafolder
•Movemessageswithspecificwordsinthesubjecttoafolder
•Movemessagessenttoapublicgrouptoafolder
The collection of suggested rules is divided into useful categories
such as Stay Organized and Stay Up to Date. I’m disappointed that the
list doesn’t include Stay Sane, Stay Employed, or even Stay Home but
Still Get Paid. I’m sure that those will be available in a future version
of Outlook. For this example, I suggest choosing Move Messages from
Someone to a Folder. Click the Next button, and after doing so, you see
this message in the rule description box at the bottom of the dialog box:
Apply This Rule After the Message Arrives from People or Public Group
Move It to the Specified Folder and Stop Processing More Rules. (That’s
a mouthful, but Outlook understands.)
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