Need a search box for Inbox rules instead of scrolling forever trying to find one.
Jan W commented
Can you make it so that Inbox rules monitor the entire inbox for messages already in the inbox? They now seem to apply only to new incoming messages, and I can't even seem to write new rules to clean up my inbox and move messages to folders.
JESSICA PRICE commented
Can you all please add a feature in Outlook Mail that will allow me to add a rule to more than one email? I'm trying to categorize my emails to default to folders and I'm having to select one at a time which is time consuming. Also, it would be nice to delete by a group of emails by who they are "From" in bulk. Thank you and nice job with the upgrades. ;-)
Sara Marsh commented
Please make it so that when you create a rule, there is an option to "run the rule now" like there was in the old Outlook. Thanks!
I've lost all of my rule for my messages and when I make a new rule it doesn't stay in affect. Stop changing things that weren't broke and put it back they way it was thus new format sucks.
William Henry commented
Hi, I find it very confusing to setup message rules such that I can filter emails into specific categories (e.g. Tech; Political; Music etc). I think it would be great to have a very quick means of setting up rules; perhaps a new icon? I've tried to setup and manage rules but have found it very difficult to find these options. Thanks a lot. All the best.
At the prior version, it was much easier to manage all the rules we created.
Now, I'm unable to change the rules I created before.
One more thing, you, guys, should offer us an option--at the rules-- to omit all the categories it comes in the e-mails: for example, "Newsletter" or "Document" or "Photos" or "Groups".
I would like to have an option to include it in the rules.
Now, how can I manage all the rules as before?
James McClurg commented
I have mail going into different folders, and from many sources. So instead of creating a rule for each source of how long to keep each email before deleting, I would like to apply it once to the folder so all emails inside will be deleted after a certain amount of time, such as 1 or 2 months.
Danielle Toomey commented
I think bringing back the rules you can have for folders would be amazing. It really helped to keep my inbox tidy. It's been a mess since it was changed. Really annoying and hard to find what I want.
Mary Sherwin commented
1) Bring back multi-sweep. 2) Bring back old time-based rules for sorting. I can't believe you removed two of the most powerful tools for managing email.
Stacy Arundale commented
When creating a rule, make it an option to add "Sender is in Contact List" as a condition.
better email handling rules
David Barron commented
Would it be possible to have a feature that allows you to run all rules manually, such as you can in the desktop version of Outlook?
Dan Hougland commented
It would really help to be able to set rules and sort contacts by the portion of the email address to the right of the @. This would let you route John and Suzy from @companyA.*** to the companyA folder without having to create individual rules. Also in Contacts, it would allow you to quickly find all of the contacts at companyA easily for update or review.
Make it so that when I create a rule, it actually works!
Lauren Doktor commented
Create Rule by Categories, this was available in the previous version of outlook.com
Danny Yoo commented
Where did the rule for inbox for incoming emails go? It was very convenient. Also, the previous layout is much better. The letters are too light.
Michael Forlong commented
Make easy to create a rules for mail before it is received.
WILLIAM SEQUIN commented
I would like to notice that when i and to modify a rule, the option keep the last mail from "blablaa" and move the rest to "folder" is missing.
But when i created a rule for the first time i can put this option.
Hope this improvement will be done
Wale Croft commented
I've just set up some rules in 'sweep' but there is no option to run the rules straightaway so that I can tidy up my inbox which is just too cluttered. Is this something you can look into - please?
alvis woodall commented
Figure out how to have system recognize messages to auto sort them into files that you create.