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    Senior Member rosland's Avatar
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    I haven't been able to find an answer to this through Google or the buildt-in help files.


    I've added some subfolders to my inbox.
    Inbox
    subfolder private
    subfolder work


    When I recieve mail from "someone@private.com", and "someone@work.com", I would like Outlook to automatically dump the "someone@private.com" in the private folder, and the "someone@work.com" mail in the work folder, after I've read them (or before if that's possible).

    Obviously I will have to create some kind of list/filter of email addresses that defines what emails should go where.

    Does anybody know how to do this?
    Is it possible at all?
    Is my explanation incomprehencible, and leaves you clueless as to what I'm trying to achieve?
    S. Rosland

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    Senior Member planetgman's Avatar
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    Yes it is possible.
    You will need to go to your toolbar and select TOOLS
    Then select RULES AND ALERTS
    You will then create a NEW RULE
    You can then select from a template or create a new rule

    I would recommend going through the template because if you are adding specific addresses to go to a specific folder then the template will already be set up with that.
    You can have also add a distribution list to dump into these folders.

    Also, stating the obvious, make sure you already have the work and private folders created in your inbox and have any distribution lists set up.
    These will automatically dump into your preset folders and will show as unread, so you will know when an email arrives into your folder (same as your inbox).

    Let me know if you need more information or if I answered your question.
    Good luck.....
    GMan

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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    I personally prefer setting up rules manually; I hate the templates. Each to his own, though.

    BTW, Outlook rules don't jive that well with IMAP accounts. They're more reliable with POP3 accounts. Both work, but the nature of IMAP (which is better than POP3 in almost every way) breaks client-side stuff given all IMAP messaging is server-side.
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    Senior Member rosland's Avatar
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    Thank you planetgman, that did the trick!

    This is for a POP3 account, thanks for the IMAP tip anyway.
    S. Rosland

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    Yes.. It's creating rules... I love making them... Though I have forgotten how to color code my messages..
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