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How to create a rule in

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2017-10-30

Rules are useful and common in Outlook desktop program. But have you ever tried to create a rule in the online? There are two methods to create rules in online.

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arrow blue right bubbleCreate a rule in

In this method, I will take the example of automatically coloring all received emails if their subjects contain the keyword of โ€œtestโ€, and show you the way of creating a rule in online.

1. Log in the online, and click Settings > Options. See screenshot:

2. In the Options webpage, please click Inbox and sweep rules in the left bar, and then click the Add button  in the right section. See screenshot:

3. Name the new rule in the Name box. See screenshot:

4. Set rule condition by clicking the box below When the message arrives, and it matches all of these conditions, and then clicking It includes these words > In the subject in the drop down list. See screenshot:

5. In the popping out dialog box, please type test into the box, press the Add button, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

6. Go ahead to set actions. Please click box below Do all of the following, and click Mark the message > with a category. See screenshot:

7. In the popping out dialog box, please specify a color category, and click the OK button.

8. Click the Save button to save the rule.

So far, I have created a rule in online already.

arrow blue right bubbleCreate a rule based on a certain email in

The online also supports to create a rule based on the specified email. Please do as follows:

1. Log in the online, select the specified email, and then click Ellipsis  > Create Rule. See screenshot:

2. In the popping out dialog box, the selected emailโ€™s sender, recipients, and subject are added as rule conditions. You can click the Close buttons  to remove them, and click Add condition button to add other rule conditions.

3. You can add rule actions by picking up one of actions from the Do all of the following drop down list. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK button to save the new rule.

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