Need a search box for Inbox rules instead of scrolling forever trying to find one.
R. Bouwmans commented
Allow re-ordering the conditions/action within an outlook.com rule in the order you want the condition/action to take place
When setting up rules on outlook.com, trying to reroute and delete all mails doesn't work in a single rule. Adding a delete mail action always becomes the first condition in the list. this means in order to reroute a mail and then delete it you have to setup 2 seperate rules as you can change the order in which the rules are applied, but you cannot change the order in which the action within the rule has to take place. So when you want to reroute and delete, the delete action becomes the first action, so the email is never rerouted, just deleted
The Inbox Rules could be improved to a large extent.
1. Ordering the Rules in Ascending or Descending order.
2. putting a search box so that users can search the rules window.
3. Maximizing and Minimizing the Inbox Rules window.
4. Displaying the full path of the folder under 'Do the following'.
Currently it only shows the folder to which its mapped to. Providing a full path would
give a sense of understanding to the users.
5. Displaying a count of total number of rules set-up.
Please add a way to search rules. would also be nice to right click a sender to see what rules are already set - specially because sometimes rules seem to disappear or just don't always work.
OUTLOOK CLASSIC - RULES - Needed - Search function
I receive hundreds of emails from various newsletters I have signed up for. I would like to have all those emails go in a separate folder. However, there seems to be a limit on how many sorting rules I can have, which is a source of never-ending frustration for me. Please either remove the limit for how many sorting rules can be active, or allow a rule for a more "bulk" action, perhaps sorting by categories or something. It is impossible to keep my inbox organized when I am constantly having to recreate a rule because it got bumped off.
For Inbox Rules, please allow us to write rules that apply if IMPORTANCE is LOW OR NORMAL.
We want to write rules that take action when
(Importance is low OR normal)
AND sensitivity is normal
Another way of working that is
(Importance is NOT high)
AND sensitivity is normal
We want to write rules like that, but Outlook Mail doesn't allow us to.
Julian Davidson commented
Add a "run rules now" option to rules, so that it works like outlook.
Leslie Knepp commented
Add an "Apply to All in Inbox" checkbox for new Inbox Rules.
Being able to run rules manually on a folder so you can organise existing emails not just newly arriving ones
Michael Rabinovitz commented
How about allowing inbox rules that are 'or'ed together in addition to those that are 'and'ed together?
For example, take action if a message is sent from OR sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. That way, both sides of a conversation could be pushed into a particular folder or be handled in some other manner.
Would be great if rules could be applied to existing messages (like Outlook / Gmail)
Wildcard support in email addresses specified in Inbox rules would be really useful. Specific case, when using Outlook.com to pull email from a gmail address, and actually using the "+stuff" feature, so that rules could be written that would work against messages with those addresses.
KRYSTAL BLANKENSHIP commented
Please make a search function for your inbox rules. Its impossible to fix any mistakes when you have to go through everything one by one
Grant Wilson commented
Allow the creation of rules so that mails can automatically be moved to specific folders.
Zack Campbell commented
Make advanced rules able to handle 'OR' statements as well.
Keith Burgoyne commented
Creating new inbox rules is reasonably easy. There is a desperate need for a clean organized way to manage an extensive list of existing rules.
There might be some logic to alternatively present rules based on what action they take as the first grouping condition, and then what rule as the second grouping, and the parameter for the rule as the third grouping.
If sender's address contains
Nearly all my rules are based on that pattern as what proven to be the most reliable way to route messages from known senders to specific folders under InBox. So realistically a more organize way for me to review my rules is to look at all the conditions that'll route a message to the "Spam" folder, or the "Microsoft" folder or the "CitiBank" folder.
alyssia mcvay commented
When I create a new rule, I would like the option to run the rule and apply the rule to the messages in the inbox.
In Hotmail.com email, there was a rule that allowed a user to keep the most recent email from any email sender and delete the rest. Or there was one that would keep the last "so many" and other very useful rules. They were great for reducing emails that stay in one's inbox. One wants the ability to read them or ignore them and they eventually disappear.
You seemed to have deleted these functions. Please consider putting them back in!!!
There needs to be an ability to create a bulk inbox rule. I need to be able to highlight a bunch of mail from different sources in my inbox and "categorize" them in bulk as "newsletters". I then need to be able to create a simple rule that any sender with the category "newsletter" is auto moved out of inbox and into the newsletter sub folder.
I had this setup in outlook.com, but since I was switched to Outlook Mail, I am getting hundreds of newsletter emails per day in my inbox.
hi, i'm using the inbox rules to automatically organize emails into different folders
i'm wondering if there is a way to manage multiple folders in one place?
its kind of a hassle cleaning up folders
i have to do a lot more clicking, getting into folders and deleting emails individually