How can you clear up the clutter in your Outlook email folders? Here are some tips and tricks.
Are your Microsoft Outlook email folders overflowing with hundreds or thousands of unorganized messages? Are you unsure what to do with a new email when it arrives, thereby cluttering up your inbox? That’s a common malady, but one for which there is a remedy, or rather several remedies. By following some helpful tips and tricks, you can make your Outlook inbox much more manageable.
In this article, we’ll review the following skills:
- You can create Quick Steps that can put new email in the right folders at the click of a button.
- You can create rules that determine what happens with a new email based on subject line, sender, and other criteria.
- You can clean up a conversation thread so that extraneous and redundant messages are deleted or moved.
- You can archive your older messages so they’re forgotten but not gone.
Let’s look at each of the tips and tricks to see how you can better organize your mail in Microsoft Outlook.
|A Quick Note: When I say Microsoft Outlook, I’m talking about the full email client that’s part of Microsoft Office, not the online Outlook.com email service. Also, I’m using Outlook 2016 through the article, but the tips will work in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 as well.|
How To Create Quick Steps