How do I setup / check Inbox Inbox rules on my Office 365 email account?

Rules can be set-up and applied to help in managing your Outlook 365 email. Using rules, you can route emails or apply actions to different files and folders based upon the content of an email, the sender, or other variable. To setup a new rule:

  1. Login to Office 365 Webmail

  2. Click on the 'gear' icon located in the top right corner of the screen (next to your name) to reveal a drop-down list. 

  3. From the drop-down list choose 'Options':

  4. On the left side of the next page that appears, choose 'Organize Email' from the list shown:

  5. The Inbox Rules tab is now shown. Click on the '+' icon to begin adding a new rule. A wizard will appear to assist you in the creation of your rule. 
  6. Following creation, your new rule will appear in the inbox rules list. Click on a rule to view or edit it. An example rule of "Hotmail" is shown below:

  7. You will notice the details of the highlighted 'hotmail' rule above. This rule was created to move any email sent to to an inbox folder called 'Hotmail'.
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  • Date Created: 7/22/2013
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