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Add to rules in app

I auto filter certain emails recipients to folders through rules to streamline my inbox, so it would be great if thru the app you can update rules. I often want to add or update a rule which it seems you can’t do.

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  • Sanka Nanayakkara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great if we could create rules and send emails to respective folders on the app without having to do it on a desktop to create rules. Also when I did create rules on a desktop, they appear and work on the app but everytime I received an email where there was rule in place, the app does not notify of new mail. Only mail which does not have a rule in place and goes straight to normal inbox creates a notification. That is quite frustrating. Many missed emails. I have had to stop using rules and creating individual folders with rules.

  • Leverett, Anthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I manage quite a number of servers, each of which gets a nightly backup, which then advises me, for each server of the backup success (or failure) of each of them individually. Have a rule on my desktop pc that redirects them to folder, thus eliminating the nightly barrage of backup emails - no such capability exists with the IOS version; why not?

  • Randy VandenBrink commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add the capability to add rules like on the pc. Minimum capability should be to process all emails sent to or from a specific email address or domain to move them to an alternate folder rather than the inbox.

    Randy VB

  • jeweenink@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Block sender and add rules on mobile version. Spam is increasing daily. Very annoying since functionality is already years available on pc version.

  • Bruno Blanco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ability to replicate Desktop App rules. At least Mailbox Rules (not those applied to local files or PST files)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, we need rules management und usage in the outlook iOS App.
    I am an outlook 365 user and I have many outlook rules which are only executed if I start Outlook on my Windows 10 client. The rules were not executed in the iOS outlook app. Why? Is it possible to do that? And also manage the ruleset. Thanks

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