7. Outlook Rules

OWA allows you to set up Rules to manage your messages. For example, you could create a rule to automatically direct any message containing the word "orchestra" in the subject line into a particular folder (instead of your inbox).

Rules screen before you have added any rules.
Figure 23. OWA Rules screen

To access the Rules screen, click Options and then choose Rules (see Figure 23, OWA Rules screen).

To create a new rule, click on the New Rule button and choose the type of rule that you want. If none of the options apply, choose Create a new rule for arriving messages to access the full range of options.

Rules are shared between Outlook and OWA. You can create rules in OWA and they will be active whether you use Outlook or OWA. However, OWA cannot access rules that you have made inactive from Outlook, and if you create a new rule from OWA it will delete any rules that you deactivated from Outlook.

Further details about OWA rules can be found by clicking on the Help button at the top right of the rules screen.

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