in outlook.com,how do i filter incoming email to different folders?

  In windows mail, and in Outlook, I had filters to route emails to particular folders. Does outlook.com have that ability?
 

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Last updated October 1, 2018 Views 4,418 Applies to:

Hi CharlesCoquet,

 

In Outlook.com, features like sorting emails to a specific folder are possible. Instructions on how to do these are listed below:

 

·Log in to Hotmail/Outlook.

·Move your cursor over the link on the left pane.

·Click on the Gear icon, and then click Manage Rules.

·Click New.

·For this step you will be asked to setup your rule.

·Under Step 1: Which messages do you want this rule to apply to?

 

Choose the condition that you want to apply, 3 fields are required for this step. On the first field when you click the drop down button you have,

 

·Sender's address, Sender's name,To /cc address, Subject and Messages has attachments.

·On the second field you have is, contains, contains word, does not contain, begins with, ends with.

 

Under Step 2: What action do you want to apply?

 

·Click the button - Move to inbox and then choose the specific folder.

·Click Save.

 

 

 

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Hi CharlesCoquet,

 

In Outlook.com, features like sorting emails to a specific folder are possible. Instructions on how to do these are listed below:

 

·Log in to Hotmail/Outlook.

·Move your cursor over the link on the left pane.

·Click on the Gear icon, and then click Manage Rules.

·Click New.

·For this step you will be asked to setup your rule.

·Under Step 1: Which messages do you want this rule to apply to?

 

Choose the condition that you want to apply, 3 fields are required for this step. On the first field when you click the drop down button you have,

 

·Sender's address, Sender's name,To /cc address, Subject and Messages has attachments.

·On the second field you have is, contains, contains word, does not contain, begins with, ends with.

 

Under Step 2: What action do you want to apply?

 

·Click the button - Move to inbox and then choose the specific folder.

·Click Save.

 

 

 

Thank you.


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Hi M W 67,

 

We apologize for the delayed response.

 

I would be happy to assist you with your issue sorting incoming emails to different folders.

 

I would like to ask some questions to help us sort out this issue:

  • When you said "This doesn't work." did you mean that you followed the instructions given by Raymond P. and it didn't gave you the answer you are asking?
  • Have you tried using a Mail Client such as Window Live Mail and set up a rule that route your incoming emails to different folders? If so, were you able to set up the rule successfully?
  • Are you using the Old Hotmail interface or the new Outlook interface?

If you are using the Outlook interface and you created a new folder, please follow the steps below:

 

Here's how you can sort your mails into different folders.

 

On the window Pane(sidebar where we see Inbox, Junk, Drafts, etc.) click on the name of the folder you wish to add/make a rule on.

 

You will see on the screen a message saying "Did you know that you can drag messages into folders? You can also make rules to move messages here automatically."

 

Hit "make rules".
 
You will be prompted into a screen where in a message says "You can set up rules to automatically handle messages as they come in. You can flag messages, move them to folders, set alerts for your mobile phone, and more.
 
Note: Rules are not applied to any IM or Text message."
Click on next, and you can start setting rules on how you would wish to sort all your messages.
 
If you have other concerns, please feel free to post back.
 
Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi. 

I've been trying to do all of the things mentioned in this thread for Outlook. But it is REALLY combersome to do one-by-one. 

And, it is not possible to do collectively, like in the last suggestion here. I get "Sorry, Outlook wasn't able to complete this request."

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