Rules, Filters & Views

Using Rules Wizard to manage your email and filters to create custom views, search folders, or advanced find.

Automatically Add a Category to Accepted Meetings

Automatically Add a Category to Accepted Meetings

Use a run a script rule to add a category to an Outlook meeting when the attendee accepts the invitation.

Disable Outlook's Reading Pane

Disable Outlook's Reading Pane

How to use Group Policy or a registry key to disable the reading pane in Outlook 2013, 2010, or 2007.

Run all Outlook Rules on Startup

Run all Outlook Rules on Startup

Use an Application Startup macro to run Outlook's client side rules automatically.

How to color-code your email as it ages

How to color-code your email as it ages

Create an Outlook Custom View using Conditional Formatting to highlight messages as they age.

Hide Read Receipts in Conversation View

Hide Read Receipts in Conversation View

How to create a custom view to hide read receipts and non-delivery reports in Outlook's Inbox.

Run a script rule: Reply to a message

Run a script rule: Reply to a message

Use a run a script rule to autoreply to a message.

How to prevent changes to Outlook views

How to prevent changes to Outlook views

Applies to Microsoft Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007 It's not hard to image this scenario: you create a custom view, everything is just the way you like it. Then you accidentally sort by a different column. Outlook saves the changes and your perfect view is ruined. In the early versions of Outlook, users were  

Run a Script Rule: Send a new message when a message arrives

Run a Script Rule: Send a new message when a message arrives

How to use a Run a Script rule to have Microsoft Outlook automatically send a new email message using a template to new email addresses when a message meeting specific conditions arrives.

Mark Sent Items as Read After Copying with a Rule

Mark Sent Items as Read After Copying with a Rule

When you use rules to move sent messages, the sent items are not marked read when they are copied to other folders. You need to VBA to mark the messages read.

Run a Script Rule: Change Subject then Forward Message

Run a Script Rule: Change Subject then Forward Message

An Outlook user asked how to automatically change the subject of a message and forward it to another address. Using a "run a script" rule is one option and we show you how to do it.