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Use Outlook Rules to forward incoming e-mails
An Outlook tutorial by BizSolutions365.com
In Microsoft Outlook you can create rules for incoming E-mails. A rule performs an action automatically, based on the conditions you have specified. For example, an e-mail can be moved from the inbox to a specific folder according to the condition you have assigned to the rule.
Note that rules do not apply to e-mails that have been read. They only apply to unread e-mails.
To create rules for Outlook follow the steps below:
1. Open Outlook and click on the Rules button under the HOME tab.
2. Select Create Rule.
3. A Create Rule dialog will open. Here you can select conditions through checkboxes (Refer to the image below).
- You can create a rule for a specific person. When he/she sends you an e-mail, it will automatically be moved to the specific folder that you will assign.
- You can also specify a word (For example, Folder HelpDesk) in the subject. When an e-mail subject contains that word, the e-mail will automatically be moved to the folder that you will assign.
1. Click on Select Folder. A Rules and Alerts dialog will open. Under Choose a folder, select a folder or click on New.
- When you click on the New, a Create New Folder dialog will open. Write the name you want to give to the folder (for example,,FHDLiveMonitoring in the image below) and click OK.
- Now a folder named FHDLiveMonitoring is created.
1. Click OK. A Success dialog will open. To run this rule on messages already in the current folder check the checkbox.
2. Now click on OK. The rule is created.
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