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?
When creating a filter to send emails in my "Inbox" to a specific folder, it would be nice if after creating the rule, all emails affected by the rule were automatically moved to that folder. Now, it requires going back and manually selecting and moving the emails to the folder. Thank you.
You have given new sweep rules, but it is not as good as outlook desktop version. I have created one rule but it is not working but it was previously working on old outlook web version. And you should give option to run rule for existing mails.
RenÃ©e Solomon commented
When I create a rule to direct emails to a particular folder, the email should be moved to the folder automatically without the user having to manually move the email. Thank you.
Delete junk mail completely instead of sending to delete folder
Kevin Mullen commented
There are only TWO Filters I actually use, and I think most people are the same:
Move all messages from this person to Folder
Move all messages from this company (domain) to Folder
It would be amazing If I could sort a message (and future messages) in this way right from the inbox without having to go into the long-winded filter dialog - 99% of which I don't need!! Its such a pain - I stopped doing it already.
outlook needs a better way to get rid of spam. When put it in block or phishing spam, it should automatically delete it not get put back into the junk file.
give us the capability to delete spam and junk mail automatically. outlook needs a better system of getting rid of spam. When I put something under phishing spam instead of it automatically being deleted, it gets back into my junk mail. Also the sweep should have sweep not just to delete but to be able to put it in our folders.
Please allow on Outlook.com the same feature that is available on Outlook for Desktop: running existing rules on all e-mails from the inbox.
Goal here is to allow for newly created rules to be applied to e-mails that were already received rather than only to new e-mails.
Absolutely. This would be very good. Also the ability to specify "older than x days" as a condition. Essentially combining the semi-functional "sweep" feature with the rules.
Do rules work at all?
I agree with you.
I like that I can create a rule. You may want to add an option to run the new rule on items currently stored in a user's Inbox folder. I created csuch a rule but was not able to find an option to do so after creating a rule to move existing messages from my Inbox to a designated folder per my rule.
Please let us run rules as and when we want, i mean even on existing mails at any time.
And dont let sweep function create a rule.
Ex: I'd want to delete mails from particular sender more than 10 days which are already exisitng, but i do not want that to become a rule and get applied ofr future mails too.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.