Need a search box for Inbox rules instead of scrolling forever trying to find one.
Can't create or edit sweep rules; can't move folders to the base. Please fix it.
The Ethingtons commented
Inbox rules that use email aliases for the primary outlook.com email account do not work correctly. If a rule is created that uses the alias as a TO condition, ALL email for the primary email address, including any other associated aliases, are affected by the rule!
So, if I have a rule that looks for mail to an alias, then moves that message to a folder, all mails to the primary address and all other aliases associated with the primary address are moved to the folder - only email sent to the specified alias should be moved, and not the other messages.
Steps to reproduce: on an outlook.com email address that has at least one alias associated with the primary address...
- create a rule that uses an alias as a TO condition (so email sent to the alias!) and move it to another folder
- send a test email to the alias to see if the rule works
- send a test mail to the primary email address to see if it is affected by the rule (should not be, but is)
- send a test email to another alias associated with the primary address to see if it is affected by the rule (should not be, but is)
Jules Archinova commented
It would be nice to make the rules system NOT remove the "@" character from "expediter contains" rules, for example, "@microsoft" should stays "@microsoft" and not becomes "microsoft" automatically, as "microsoft" alone would also match email@example.com
Udo Behm commented
Hello. As for me I am using hundreds of rules... It is totally annoying only being able to add three or four email adresses in one single rule (when using the OR method). Also Outlook.com does not check the values entered. Unfortunately it is possible to enter twice the same email adress and Outlook.com won't recognize this so far and thus won't inform the user... Please improve this functionality!!!
Reza Ameri commented
It would be nice, if when creating a new rule could run and execute it right away, similar behavior as Microsoft Office Outlook.
Rules are the one like if a message contains this letter or from this sender send it to or delete it or perform other actions.
Sumit Kumar commented
this is badly needed. After all, people create rules because they have too much emails matching that rule.
Eric S commented
This feature is sorely missing - when a rule is created, we should at the very least have the ability to run it right away on our existing mailbox.
Having the ability to run any of our rules manually would be a huge time saver. For now, I have to manually do what I want a rule to do for anything that's currently in my inbox, which is a really big hassle that shouldn't exist.
Dan Usher commented
While I can create a new Inbox Rule, it's not possible to run this rule against all messages in my Inbox already that match the criteria of the rule.
Is it possible to update this to be more akin to the Outlook / Exchange inbox rule engine?