than placing all in inbox in Outlook 2002? I have 2 email addresses I use for
work and I want them to go to different folders when they arrive. I have XP pro
What you’re looking for are called “Rules” in Outlook, and they’re
incredibly powerful. I have 33 of them defined.
Using it for multiple accounts is only the tip of the iceberg…
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On the Tools menu, there should be an item there labeled
Rules or Rules and Alerts. Rules allow you to
have Outlook take various actions on email as it arrives, depending on a host
of conditions about that email.
In your case, it’s quite simple to have a rule that says “If email is
received on this account automatically move it to that folder.”
Most of the rules I use help coordinate my incoming mail in various ways,
- Ask Leo! questions are automatically
routed into a special folder.
- Comments made to articles on the Ask Leo!
web site are automatically routed into a special folder.
- Mail I receive on certain mailing lists is routed to folder for each list,
and a copy of each message is also placed in an archive folder for
- Mail I receive from “certain” email addresses is automatically
But even my usage only scratches the surface. Spend a few minutes examining
the options that are available as you define a new rule, and you’ll see what I
Outlook Express has rules as well, but a much more limited form. Other email
applications often have similar concepts, with varying degrees of
For organizing the incoming flood of email, A good set of rules is hard to