Tech Tips

Outlook Express Message Rules

Question: How can I make Outlook Express sort incoming Email for me?

Answer: Outlook Express has the ability to automatically sort Email for you based on "Message Rules."

To create a new rule in Outlook Express, first click on the "Tools" menu, then "Message Rules," and then the word "Mail" - now click the "New" button to create a new rule. The "New Mail Rule" window is split up into three parts - in the top part, you can choose what part of the message Outlook should search for (E.g., From address), and in the second pane you can choose the action(s) that Outlook will take when it finds messages that meet the criteria. In the bottom pane, you can choose the specific criteria to search for.

There are many different combinations of Messages Rules that you can setup and they can be used to automate repetitive tasks for you.


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