Rules, Filters & Views

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

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.

Hide messages received more than an hour ago?

I'd like all items that have been received more than an hour ago (or another period of time) to be marked. Is this possible to do with Automatic formatting?

Using Outlook's Junk Filter with Multiple Accounts

Using Outlook's Junk Filter with Multiple Accounts

How to change the Junk Email options in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 when you have multiple email accounts configured.

Sending Autoreplies to Spammers

A lot of users ask how to delete email from certain recipients and send an autoreply to them, telling them the message was deleted unread. While it is possible to do this, it’s a really bad idea. “I want to block the receipt of one specific person’s email, but I want them to get a  

Custom Field Formulas: Phone Numbers

Custom Field Formulas: Phone Numbers

The basics of creating a custom field using a formula For best results, begin with a custom view: From the View menu, find the menu for Define views. In Outlook 2010, look on the View Ribbon for Change View. Expand it and choose Manage Views. Click New. Type in a Name for the new view