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How to move emails from certain domain to specified folder in Outlook?

For availably arranging Outlook emails, many Outlook users tend to create different folders based on the certain email domains, and then move email with certain domains to these specified folders automatically. In Outlook, you can create a rule to get this done. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a rule in Outlook for moving emails from certain domain to specified folder in details.

Move emails from certain domain to specified folder in Outlook

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For moving emails from certain domain to specified folder in Outlook, please do as follows.

1. Open an Outlook account Inbox which you want to move certain domain emails from, and then get into the Rules and Alerts dialog box as follows.

1). In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click Rules > Manage Rules and Alerts under Home tab. See screenshot:

2). In Outlook 2007, please click Tools > Rules and Alerts.

2. In the Rules and Alerts dialog box, please click New Rule under E-mail Rules tab.

3. In the Rules Wizard dialog box, click Apply rule on message I receive in Outlook 2010 and 2013 or Check messages when they arrive in Outlook 2007, then click the Next button. See screenshot:

4. In the second Rules Wizard dialog box, please do as follows.

1). Check the with specific words in sender’s address in Step 1;

2). Click the specified words in Step 2;

3). Type the email domain in the Specify a words or phrases to search for in the recipient’s address box in Search Text dialog box, (you can add multiple email domains as you need, and the relationship among them is “OR” );

4). Click the Add button;

5). Click the OK button;

6). When it returns to the Rules Wizard dialog box, click the Next button. See screenshot:

5. In the third Rules Wizard dialog box, please do as follows:

1). Check the move it to the specified folder box in Step 1;

2). Click the specified in Step 2;

3). In the Rules and Alerts dialog box, select the specified folder which you want to move the messages to, and then click the OK button. And you can click the New button to create a new folder for saving the messages.

4). After clicking the OK button in the Rules and Alerts dialog box, please click the Next button in the third Rules Wizard dialog box.

6. In the fourth Rules Wizard dialog box, please click the Next button without any settings.

7. In the last Rules Wizard dialog box, name the rule in the Step 1 section. And then click the Finish button.

Note: If you check the Run this rule now on message already in “Inbox” box, after clicking the Finish button, all emails which meet the rule condition will be moved to the specified folder automatically.

8. When it returns to the Rules and Alerts dialog box, please click the OK button to finish the whole rule created.

From now on, when the email with the special sender domain arrives your inbox, it will be moved to the specified folder automatically.


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    always-better · 6 months ago
    This rule will work with any version of Outlook. If moving to another PST file (say archive) then it will require being a Client side rule.

    However this is a very weak design. Essentially you need a separate rule for every domain/folder combination. There are limits to Rules with Exchange (rumor not 365) however any amount of rules will cost in performance as the application has to process much more.

    Microsoft has done very very little to improve rules over the years. I mean 5-10+. More can be done with the VBA and tied to rules.


    In this case, it should be easier to code in options for any domain (say all @vendors.com)/ Folder combo. Even for a Quick step, that particular message, you click and the first time it asks for a folder (which vendor) and remembers the location. further 1 steps could always go to that folder unless no longer seen, and prompt again.

    Rules. If abc.com go to the vendor/Abc folder. If example.com go to the vendor/example folder. Now with 1 rule.
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    Clyde · 9 months ago
    adding "@" to the specified name would ensure you are filtering a specific domain.

    In the example firstname.lastname@CompanyA163.com as well as firstname.lastname@CompanyB163.com (2 different domains) would pass through the filter.

    When "@" is added to the specification "@163.com" the filter will let through all email from this specific domain.

    After the rule is made additional "names" can be added to the rule.
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      Dave · 8 months ago
      It doesnt work (for me) if include the @. How to get around the company A & Company B dilemma I dont know. Hopefully wont need to!
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    blabla · 10 months ago
    Does not work in newest version of Outlook (Office 365) :-/
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    Max · 1 years ago
    did not worked for Outlook 2013
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      Dave · 8 months ago
      Been trying to get this to work for months since company switched over & I finally figured it out. You cant have the @domain.com, needs to be domain.com. No idea why not but this worked for me.
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    Anuj Shrestha · 1 years ago
    This rule does not works on outlook 2016
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    Raees · 1 years ago
    Thank you very much for the post. I highly appreciate your efforts.
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    Sravan · 1 years ago
    Thank you... This works...
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    Iggy · 1 years ago
    Worked like a charm. Thank you so much for the post.
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    Taz · 1 years ago
    Thanks so much worked for me.
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    Ajay · 1 years ago
    Thank you , this worked for me.
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    Shaji · 2 years ago
    Thank you very much, it worked.