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In this guide, you will find instructions about creating inbox rules in Outlook.

The purpose of inbox rules is to simplify sorting of incoming messages into folders.

Rules will automatically check if incoming e-mails have all the conditions met which are set up in the rule and moves the e-mails to the desired folder.
Below you can find instructions on how to set up such rules.

Creating inbox rules

  1. Log into your e-mail account here.

  2. When you've logged in, choose Settings (Gear icon) on the top-right corner. Choose Mail from the bottom of the menu.
    In the new menu, which opened at the left side, choose Mail → Automatic processing → Inbox and sweep rules.
  3. Clicking on the "+" sign opens a new window where you can create a new rule for your incoming e-mails.
    In the Name field write the name of your rule.
    From the first drop-down menu choose a condition of the e-mail.
    From the second drop-down menu choose, what to do with the e-mail which meets the rule conditions.
    In the picture below is shown a rule which moves the e-mails that have the word "conference" in the subject or e-mail text into the folder "Konverents".
  4. When you've finished setting up the rule, click OK.
  5. If you want to temporarily disable a rule, remove the tick in front of the rule and click Save.
  6. If you want to delete a rule, choose the desired rule and click delete. After that, click Save.

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