Outlook- Creating Rules

  1. Click ‘Rules’ from the ‘Home’ Ribbon, then select ‘Manage Rules & Alerts’:

Screen shot of Outlook ribbon with Rules icon identified

  1. Click the ‘New Rule…’ button:

Screen shot of  Email rules tab in Ruelse and Alerts dialog box. New Rule is highlighted with a circle per Step 2

  1. The next window will walk you through creating your rule.
  2. In Step 1, use pre-configured rules templates from the Stay Organized or Stay Up to Date sections, or create your own rule from scratch using the "Start from a Blank Rule" section,
  3. In Step 2, click the links in the lower window to customize your rules i.e. define characteristics that will cause specific actions to occur to emails containing your personally defined characteristics.
  4. When you are done, click Finish and you will see your new rule in the rules list.

Screen shot of Rules Wizard depicting the available options from Steps 3 to 6


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