What are the rules?
Rules are the preset guidelines or instructions given to the email account to be performed whenever you receive an email.
However, this includes a wide variety of instructions that we will discuss later on in this blog post. Rules in Microsoft account.
In short, we can create rules for any sender, any keyword(s), subject line, etc.
How to create rules in Microsoft account
Login to your Microsoft Account and click on the gear icon on the top right corner.
A list of options will come up click on the last one which is view all outlook settings.
After clicking on view all outlook settings you will get an option ‘+Add new rule‘ click on it to create a rule.
You can give a name to the rule you are creating, it can be anything (as I have given the name as Test Rule)
The second step is to add the condition to the rule which could include instructions like
- Email from or to
- The subject of the email
- Keywords in the email
- Received before or after
- Marked with sensitive, important, classified, etc.
Select the instructions based on your needs.
Once the instruction part is done, now comes some action which includes but not limited to
- Move to
- Copy to
- Pin on top
- Mark as read etc.
Select the appropriate action you want with the email you receive.
After completing all the steps, don’t forget to click on save on the right top corner else it will not execute the instructions given by you.
How to delete rules in Microsoft account
To delete the rules simply click on the trash bin icon next to the rules and it will be deleted.
If even after following these steps you are not able to create or delete rules in your email account then you can contact us by clicking on Technician Help Form