Include Mail Rules for client side
I tried the new Outlook today and discovered that, per conversation with Tech Support, RULES have been eliminated in the new version. According to the support person I chatted with, "I see you have an Outlook.com account setup. Currently rules are not supported for Outlook.com account in New Outlook. It only works with your O365 account".
For me, RULES are very important as this is the only thing that keeps my inbox under control. I get over 60 pieces of spam/junk/trash mail and my rules,, take care of that mess quite nicely
We need to do this. This is how previous versions behaved
Mark Brown commented
I vote in favor of this. I typically use rules to beat back spam and manage automated emails that don't need my immediate attention. Not having rules means I have a lot more manual management of my inbox.
Steve Matthews commented
Totally agree. The ability to apply rules to incoming mail is essential. Specifically, being able to assign a follow up flag is a great way to control the inbox.
In O365 I have rules, but now I can't apply a flag. Whyever not? Why would you remove that?
Vivek Rege commented
I never thought this rules would be interfering . We did all sorts of things to understand why outlook was freezing on send and receive .
When we disabled rules , it just worked . But this needs to be sorted fast . I had a nightmare and cost to get this sorted .
Ville Väänänen commented
For me the importance of the client side rules is that otherwise I cannot get notifications for emails going into subfolders. If this feature was added separately that would work for my use case as well.
If you get that much spam or trash mail, I suggest unsubscribing to it. I know common wisdom is you should never click the unsubscribe link on spam because it simply confirms to the spammer that your account is active, but I have never stopped clicking unsubscribe and it generally has the desired effect! Seems that even spammers don't particularly want to send to people who specifically unsubscribe from their mail.
Can't agree with this enough. Removing these is criminal and gives me serious doubt/concern over your idea of just how your users work. How in the world can you break something as simple as rules, this workflow has been around since the advent of email itself. Why would a brand new offering get rid of such a crucial feature?
Sameer K commented
Wonder why many of the client based features are not available including client side rules, support for On My Computer, importing .ics calendar etc.