How to Use inbox rules in Classic Outlook?

Use inbox rules to automatically perform specific actions on email that arrives in your outlook inbox.

 

Create an Inbox Rule:

 

  1. Right-click a message in your message list that you want to create a rule for, and select Create rule.
  2. Enter a name for the rule and then select a condition and action from their respective drop-down lists.

    You can add additional conditions or actions by selecting Add condition or Add action.

  3. Add exceptions to the inbox rule by selecting Add exception.

 

Edit an Inbox Rule:

 

  1. At the top of the page, select > Options.
  2. Under Mail > Automatic processing, select Inbox and sweep rules.
  3. Select the rule you want to edit and then select edit .
  4. When you’ve finished making changes, select OK.

 

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Delete an Inbox Rule:

 

  1. At the top of the page, select Setting > Options.
  2. Under Mail > Automatic processing, select Inbox and sweep rules.
  3. Select the rule you want to delete and then select Delete .
  4. Select Save.

 

Set the Order in which Inbox Rules are Applied to Incoming Messages:

 

Inbox rules are applied to incoming messages based on the order they’re in within the Inbox rules list. You can arrange the order in which the rules you create are applied to messages coming into your inbox:

  1. At the top of the page, select Setting > Options.
  2. Under Mail > Automatic processing, select Inbox and sweep rules.
  3. Select the rule you want to move and then select up or down to change the order in which it is applied to incoming messages.

 

For more details, visit: www.office.com/setup

 

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