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Inbox Rules need to allow for all kinds of triggers and actions

Example: Mail rules currently cannot forward mail.

I need to be able to do more than move to a folder.

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Thante Luedeesunut shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Completed  ·  AdminOWA 3S Query Feedback (Admin, Outlook.com) responded  · 

Thanks for trying the Outlook.com beta! We’re glad to inform that we’ve released an update for inbox rules that allow for all sorts of combinations in settings.

To create an advanced rule, either:
1) Right-click on an email
2) Click “Create rule”
3) Click “More options”
4) Create away!


1) Click the settings gear icon in the top right
2) Click “View full settings”
3) Click “Rules”
4) Click “Add new rule”
5) Create away!


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  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't see a way to sort my incoming mail into folders based on rules anymore. Please bring it back.

  • Adam Lein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Current Outlook.com has far more functionality than the Outlook.com Beta. Does the lack of settings and configurability in the beta mean that our Outlook.com accounts will eventually be downgraded to this lack of functionality? Where are the mail flow rules? Connected accounts? Add-ins? White/black list management? Lots and lots of stuff missing! Is all of this simply not implemented yet?

  • Nicolas Duclos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to be able to manage by email subject. Before it was possible, but since the last UI change last year, we can't anymore. I was able to say something like: "if the subject contain ____ move to ___ Folder"

    Now I can by email, but sometimes it doesn't work if it's from WordPress.com newsletter for example.

    Thank you

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