Feeling overwhelmed by email? Start the year off with a few resolutions to organize, automate, and prioritize your messages. Outlook has a few features that can help manage your Inbox.
One way to manage email is to use folders to organize your Inbox. In Outlook, scroll down to click on New folder, then give it a name. Now, when a message arrives, you can right-click on it to select Move and click on the folder name to help organize your Inbox.
Once folders have been set up, rules can be created for Outlook to automatically sort messages into these folders. Right-click on a message you would like to be sent to a folder and click Advanced action, then Create rule. This feature automatically sorts messages to folders based on conditions set by you. The condition of the rule could be based upon the sender's address, keywords, and more. However, once a rule is set, don't forget to periodically check the folder where the message goes. Out of sight could be out of mind.
Not every message requires immediate attention. If you receive a message and want to address it later, right-click on it and select Snooze to choose a later time or date to re-read it. Finally, some messages are just junk. If you find yourself deleting unwanted spam messages from the same address, right-click on the message and select Security options to Mark as junk or Block.