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Creating rules in Outlook

Outlook supports a wide range of rules that you can create. These rules can automatically filter, block, forward or even reply to both incoming and outgoing emails.

Create a rule based on a name or subject

You can create a rule based on a name or subject by doing the following:

Step 1. Open Outlook Exchange.
Step 2. Open the message on which you want to base a rule.
  create a rule in Outlook based on a name or subject step 2
  Rule: One or more automatic actions taken on e-mail messages and meeting requests that meet certain conditions, along with any exceptions to those conditions. Rules are also referred to as filters.
   
Step 3. On the toolbar, click Rules, then click Create Rule.
  create a rule in Outlook based on a name or subject step 3
Step 4. In the Create Rule dialog box, select the conditions and actions you want to apply.
  create a rule in Outlook based on a name or subject step 4
 

To add more conditions, actions, or exceptions to the rule, click Advanced Options, and then follow the rest of the instructions in the Rules Wizard.

Step 5. Click OK.

Congratulations, you have created a rule in Outlook.

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