How to Set Up Incoming Mail Filter in Windows Live Hotmail

In this step by step guide, you will learn how to setup incoming filter in hotmail to move an emails from specific sender to a folder. You will create a rule that will direct Windows Live Hotmail to send any email sent by a sender to the folder of your choice.

This will help you categorize your emails so that you can easily reply and manage according to your priority. Furthermore, it will make your inbox look more organized and you will be able to focus on important things first.

Setup Incoming Mail Filter in Hotmail or Outlook

Step 1: Click on Setting icon at top right side and then click on “View all Outlook settings” at the bottom of the drop down option.

How to Set Up Incoming Mail Filter

Step 2: Select Rules and Enter Name for your Rule. Under “Add a condition” select Recipient address includes and then enter in the next box.

Under “Add an action” select “Move to” and then select your Folder. You can also create New Folder on this stage. Once created, click on the Save button.

Make sure the Stop processing more rules is ticked.

(Follow the screenshot below to correctly complete the above steps.)


Set Up Hotmail Incoming Email Filter

Automatically Filter Emails from Inbox

There is another way you can use to automatically filter emails and move all emails from a sender to a specified folder. To do this, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Go to Inbox and right click on any email from a sender for which you want to Set Up Incoming Mail Filter.

Step 2: At the bottom of the pan, hover mouse on the Advanced actions and click on Rule.

How to Set Up Incoming Mail Filter Automatically

Step 3: A popup box will open, where you will see “Always move messages from sender email” to this folder. Create a Folder and hit Save button.

Move Emails from Sender to Folder Hotmail

This is How to Set Up Incoming Mail Filter in Windows Live Hotmail using the above two simple steps. You can always change the rules by going to Setting>View All Outlook Settings>Mail>Rules.

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FAQ for How to Set Up Incoming Mail Filter Hotmail

Yes, with Windows Live this is possible to move emails from senders to specific folders automatically. You just have to create a forwarding rule and select folder and all incoming emails will automatically go the folder. Follow the steps mentioned above to achieve this.

You have to Click on Setting and then View all outlook Setting as shown above and follow the remaining steps to easily set up incoming mail filter for a sender.

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