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Create Rules in Outlook to help organize your inbox.

Creating a New Folder

This new folder will be the designated spot for all the emails that follow your new rule. To create a new folder:

  1. Find the Organize tab at the top of the screen.
  2. Click New Folder in the top left.
  3. Name this new folder.


Creating a New Rule

1. To create a new rule, right click on any message

2. Go down to Rules

3. Click on "Create Rule..."


4. In the new dialogue box that pops up, there are a variety of settings you can change to fit to your preferences.

  • At the very top, you can costumize your rule name


  • In the next box, there are three default settings that can be added or taken away. When you click the + sign, a new set of criteria will be added. When you click the - sign, the criteria will be taken away.


  • If you wish to add criteria, by default the new criteria will say Body. If you click it, a new drop down menu will appear with all the other options.

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5. After all your criteria is set, the next box that says, Do the following: is what happens to the email. Repeat steps in #4.


  • For example, if you would like certain emails from somebody to go into a specific folder instead of your inbox, you can add their email to the 'From line.

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