Sweep has limited options. Need more options in sweep.
Sweep only has 4 options. I need to be able to keep two newest emails in the inbox, and then send the rest to a folder of my choosing.
should be able to create a Sweep rule from any context. Daft that you cannot create a sweep rule from a search, or from the 'create rules' context
shawn anderson commented
I'd like this too.
I'd like to sweep emails by date.
ie: sweep all emails before a certain date to a folder or delete
Allow better configuration of Sweep rules (eg keep 3/5/7/n days and delete the rest. The keep 10 days is too rigid to suite all cases
reply to now closed 
at one time one could block spam emails, but someone in their infinite wisdom did away that great option, so i was told to the sweep feature, that really is not a substitute for blocking, besides it doesn't work very well!
hi, some body is falling asleep at the switch still, i tried your suggestion using sweep, but i keep getting messages from sites that have been swept, alto they are usually in the junk mail folder, instead of going to the deleted folder i sent them to, the repeat new ones are supposed to go to the deleted folder, but alas they are still going to the junk folder or inbox folder, also i keep getting things in the junk mail folder that have been labeled as NOT junk, even after been labeled not as junk more the 3 times, also just found article about blocking emails, but when hit block email icon, note comes up saying the email will be sent to the junk folder, also was told in one of the replies about bkockung that outlook doesn't do blocking anymore!
happy trails to you, howard
The Sweep option in my outlook does not appear to work and I'm not seeing a tool to even add a sweep, unless it is just the Rules, but that is not sweeping either.
I do not want my inbox swept. I tried to set a rule, but it does not work. Every time this happens I have to go through the tedious task of scouring my recoverable messages to find what got swept. AGAIN, I DO NOT WANT MY INBOX SWEPT. That's up to me to determine, What can I do?
sweep rule not created when I use the SWEEP rule wizard. The rule is created a a default rule. So it runs directly. What I have read sweep rules run at regular intervals, so the email will firstly received in the inbox.
In addition, I hope there is an option to choose when these sweep rules run? For example at a specific time of the day or after a defined amount of time after reading.
I should be able to run Sweep on demand. The interval sweeping does not seem to work. Is there a maximum number of Sweep senders you can add?
R S Pang commented
Hello, It would be helpful to add to "Sweep" the option of Sweeping messages 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or older. Currently "10 days or older" is the option. Thank you.
Tom Malkiewicz commented
For example I want to sweep old messages (older then 10 days) but except the ones that I left as unread or flagged.
Sweep is a neat utility but is it possible to sweep based on a domain (just like your rules do). I get emails from email3.chase.com email4.chase.com and so on. I want to create a sweep rule for all emails from chase.com
Bonnie Pastman commented
Sweep is not longer working. Spins and spins but practically nothing gets deleted. Please fix
it - thx
Allan Welson commented
Like main "Rules" ("new messages" mail rules), give the user the option to edit, rename, and order the sweep ruler list (to up and down rules in the list -- like user most important sweep rules stay on top of the list, etc).
Sometimes the user want edit a sweep rule (like the incoming adress), but now the user have to delete the old sweep rule, navigate to the to a location (inbox or any mail rule folder) to find a message that corresponds the old deleted message (incomming adress), maybe "move" to another folder (future "new message rule"), and create a new one sweep rule that specified to the new adress and folder location. And if the contact have two or more e-mail adress, now the user have to create a rule for every adress for the same "contact" (person, store, lists/newsletters etc).
But if the user can edit the sweep rules and add more andress to a rule "named by user" (renamed), and reorder the sweep rule list, it will be more easy to review (compact and organized).
The sweep functions are not user friendly nor are they practical. It used to be so easy. I can no longer find a way to set up a rule to delete all emails from a certain sender that are older than x number of days. The only thing I see is delete anything from a certain date -- and that date is always current date or FORWARD. For example, I want to remove all my amazon notifications that are over 30 days old.
Robert Lee commented
For Sweep options, allow "move messages older than 3 days" option. Currently, it is locked at 10 days which is too long in my opinion
Patrick Kausl commented
Sweep rules are not working reliable. Sometimes it is working, sometimes it is not working for weeks.
Sweep is not working at all for me & hasn't for weeks.
Plenty of good ideas here (including mine). Sweep needs to be available form search results - you find lots of rubbish and want to clear it out, for example. The sweep rules should be able to be edited and added to from Rules options. we need to be able to choose either how many messages to keep, or how old., not just '10 days'.
For example, I travel for up to 4 weeks in situations where I will only look at the most urgent personal emails.. I might want a rule to keep all daily newsletters from a source for 40 days to give me time to catch up when i get home, or the most recent 40. We used to have all these possibilities..
Bryan Hart commented
Currently I can only set sweep rules based on sender.
I would like to sweep all mail that has been marked as read for more than X days.
How about the ability to search your sweeps. I have tons of sweep rules and can't find one. Control F doesn't work as it searches the main page.