Rules for E-list Messages (Outlook on the Web)
By creating rules, you can have your e-list messages sorted into various folders automatically.
Microsoft frequently updates the design of Outlook on the Web, so your version may not match exactly the description given here.
See our Rules (Filters) in Outlook on the Web article for a general description of rules. This article focuses on the best way to filter e-list messages.
Before defining your rule(s), you need to set up the folder(s) where your messages will be placed. See our Folders in Outlook on the Web article for more information.
In Outlook Web App, on the red, Cornell-themed toolbar, click the Your app settings, click Mail.
In the left column of the Options screen, under Mail and Automatic processing, click Inbox and sweep rules.
Give your rule a descriptive Name.
Under When the message arrives, and, select , then . A small Specify words or phrases dialog box will open.
In the upper field, enter the following:
replacing listname-l with the name of your list. For example:
Note that even though this looks like an email address, there's a period instead of the @ symbol.
- Click the next to the text you just entered. Your text will move to the larger field in the dialog box.
Click New inbox rule screen.
- Under Do the following, select , then . A small Select folder dialog box will open.
- Select the destination folder, then click to close the dialog box.
- Click to save the rule. If you see a warning message about using Windows PowerShell, click to put a check next to , then click .
Repeat as needed for additional lists.
To return to your mailbox, clickin the red, Cornell-branded Office 365 toolbar.