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How to automatically move email to folder in Outlook?

By default, Outlook place all received emails in the Inbox folder. What should you do if you feel your inbox is cluttered and want to move some specific emails to another folder automatically? This tutorial helps you to create a rule in Outlook to automatically move emails to a specific folder.

Automatically move email to folder by creating rule in Outlook


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1. Firstly, select an email you want to move to a certain folder, right-click on it and select Rules > CreateRule…. See screenshot:

2. In the Create Rule dialog, Under When I get e-mail with all of the selected conditions section, specify the condition for this email (here I check the Subject contains checkbox, and the subject of the selected email is added to the text box automatically). And under Do the following section, check Move the item to folder box, and then click the Select Folder button.

3. In Rules and Alerts dialog box, select a folder to save the moved emails, then click OK to close the dialog.

4. If you want to create a new folder for these emails, click the New… button to create a new folder.



In the Create New Folder dialog, Name the folder, select a folder to place the new folder in the select where to place the folder section, and then click OK button.

5. When it returns to the Create Rule dialog box, click OK to finish the whole settings.

6. Now, a Success prompt box popping up, check Run this rule now on messages already in the current folder box, then click OK to start the removing.

7. From now on, when Outlook receives emails that meet the conditions, it will be automatically moved to the specific folder.


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tres pratique
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ca fais des mois que je cherche comment faire !
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Hi lea,

I am glad to hear that. Thank you for your comment.
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tres pratique
merci
ca fais des mois que je cherche comment faire
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Hallo.. Mau tanya dong. Misalkan saya punya 2 akun login di outlook, contoh : &
Terkadang email untuk abc harusnya masuk ke akun abc tapi dia masuknya ke akun xyz, jadi saya harus pindahkan secara manual ke akun abc agar email nya pindah kesana. Apakah ada solusi agar email masuk sesuai akun masing2?
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Hi Jay,
If you want to move emails to different folders based on different email accounts, you need to create different rules to accomplish it.
As you mentioned in the example, you need to create two rules.
In the Create Rule dialog box, after specifying the conditions and folder, click the Advanced Options button. Then check the through the specified account checkbox and then specify the account (such as ).
Repeat the steps to create another rule for the account .
See the attached screenshot:
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very helpful, thank you!
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thanks team well done
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I will now be saving up for anything for you
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even now after hitting send I have no idea whether it went anywhere or not!
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I had thought I was losing my mind. I knew I had received emails from lawyers and others yet when I went to finally look at them they were GONE! Been involved in a legal matter with 2 governments & now I don't have a leg to stand on. Only found out yesterday that the emails are deleted after 5 days!! Guess what? Because of my situation I do not have time to watch your videos, don't understand any of your tech talk and am utterly fedup!Thanks again Microsoft-I don't think you guys know what you're doing any more than I do! I can't even do a backup because now it doesn't recognize my external. Even bought another one-still doesn't recognize it. Yeah, I was one of your Vista victims-never could do a backup on that either. I will now be saving up for anything Apple!
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It's Working. Thanks.
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