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How do I setup rules in Microsoft Outlook?

How do I setup rules in Microsoft Outlook?

1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
2. Click Tools.
3. Click Rules Wizard.
4. Click the New button and run through the wizard. Below are some examples of the different types of rules that can be setup through the Microsoft Outlook
Rules Wizard.

Setup a rule to move e-mails based on the content of the e-mail. For example, you may want to move any incoming mails with auto reply message to the Deleted Items folder. To do this, follow the below steps.

1. Select "Check messages when they arrives".
2. Check the box "with specific words in the subject or body". In the below rule description window, click "specific words" and type: "out of office", "auto reply", and "auto reply" (each without quotes).
3. Click Next.
4. Check the box "move it to the specified folder" and "stop processing more rules". In the below rules description window , click "Specified" and select the folder "deleted items". You can also make it so all files are deleted automatically; however, if something is deleted that you may not want to be deleted, you will never know.
5. Click Finish.

Article ID: 526, Created On: 3/31/2007, Modified: 5/26/2009

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