Create and Manage Rules

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Create and Manage Rules

Create and Manage Rules

You can use rules in Outlook to help organize as well as manage your email.

To create a rule:

  1. Select the FILE menu tab, and then in the Info section, under Account Information, click Manage Rules & Alerts. (In Outlook 2007, select Tools and select Rules and Alerts....) Rules and Alerts Option
  2. Select New Rule. (In Outlook 2007, click New Rule.) New Rule Option
  3. In Step 1 of the Rules Wizard, select a template. Rules Wizard Step 1
  4. In Step 2, click an underlined word to edit the description and click Add to add the word; when done, click OK. ules Wizard Step 2
  5. Click Next to continue, and then select a condition or multiple conditions, and click Next. Conditions
  6. Select the next condition(s) and click Next. Conditions
  7. Select exceptions, if there are any. Exceptions
  8. Specify a name for the rule, set rule options, and review the description, and click Finish to create the rule. Finish Option
  9. Click Apply to activate the rule and then click OK. Apply Option

Edit or Delete Rules

To edit or delete rules:

  1. Select the FILE menu tab, and then in the Info section, under Account Information, click Manage Rules & Alerts. (In Outlook 2007, select Tools and select Rules and Alerts....) Rules and Alerts Option
  2. Select Change Rule, Delete, or Copy. Rule Options
  3. Click Apply to apply the changes. Apply Option
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