How To: Creating Outlook Rules

  1. Select Rules > Manage Rules & Alerts

Microsoft Outlook Rules menu item with "Manage Rules & Alerts..." option selected

  1. Select New Rule

Microsoft Outlook Rules and Alerts dialogue box with New Rule... menu item highlighted

  1. Select Apply rule on messages I receive followed by Next

Rules Wizard dialogue box with Start from a blank rule options highlighted

  1. Select the condition to look for.  Click on the blue underlined word to specify a condition, if applicable

Rules wizard with list of conditions

  1. Select Next when conditions have been specified
  2. Select action to apply on messages that meet the condition and click on the blue underlined words to bring up the action dialogue, if applicable

Rules Wizard with list of options of what to do with the message

  1. Select Next
  2. Select any exceptions on the Exceptions Dialogue.  Specify exceptions by clicking on the blue underlined word, if applicable.  Select Next

Rules Wizard with list of exceptions options

  1. Choose a name, whether to run the rule on existing messages, whether to enable the rule, and select Finish

Rules Wizard with rule name field, setup rule options, review rule description, and "finish" submit button