095: How do I create a rule to filter email using Microsoft Outlook?
Creating an Inbox Rule (an email “filter”) in Outlook is done a number of different ways, depending on the version of Outlook in use. (The web-based Microsoft Web Access interface — https://exchange.mines.edu — also allows for the creation of Inbox Rules.)
- Find and click on the menu item marked “Rules” or “Inbox Rules,” then click “New” to create a new rule.
- Select the attribute for which you want a rule, like “When the message arrives and it was sent from…” or “When the message arrives and subject line contains…”.
- Select the action you wish to take, like “Move the message to folder…” (create a new folder here, if necessary) or “Delete message.”
- Click OK or Save, as applicable.
If you would like help configuring filter rules for your particular version of Microsoft Outlook or for Outlook Express, please submit a support request to the Mines Help Center at https://helpcenter.mines.edu.