Automatically Sort Your Email

Posted On 2008-05-26 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Outlook Express
Tags: Email Tip Windows
Views: 1582

The old Internet Mail in IE 3.0 had an Inbox Assistant to help you sort mail messages as they arrived, but Outlook Express''s new Inbox Assistant puts it to shame.

To access the Assistant:

  1. Select Tools/Inbox Assistant from the main Outlook Express menu.

  2. Click the Add button to create a new sort rule.

  3. The old Inbox Assistant let you select only basic To, From, CC, and Subject criteria, and then only let you move corresponding messages to a new folder. The updated Inbox Assistant gives you many new options, such as deleting messages, autoreplying, leaving copies on the server, or forwarding messages to a different address.

You can even use the Inbox Assistant to sort mail that''s already in your inbox. Just set up your sorting rules with the Inbox Assistant, click the Apply To button, and select your inbox. Outlook Express filters through the existing inbox messages and applies the rules accordingly.

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