"Susan" <Susan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm new to Windows Mail and its previous versions Outlook Express, etc. I
> just know I've somehow missed the obvious but I need some instructions
> from some source describing how to sort incoming inbox email to various
> folders I have set up? If I stumbled across the means it proved way to
> difficult to figure out at one sitting. I honestly was expecting to right
> click on a 'From: email' and see the option to set up a filter to move
> that mail to a folder I create and subsequently automatically move other
> incoming mail from that same address to that folder--it just wasn't so.
> So, I give up...how do you do it?
Go to Tools > Message Rules > Mail. Click on the "New" button.
In the first panel of the window that opens you can choose the conditions
for your new rule... such as, from a certain account or from a certain
In the second panel you can choose to either move the mail to a certain
folder or copy it to the folder.
Once you choose which you would like to do, the third panel will allow you
to choose which account and which folder. Choose account and the folder and
You have to set a new rule for each account or folder.
What I do is... I have all my mail recieved in the inbox, but through the
message rules I highlight each account with a different color. That way I
don't have to sort through different folders, but all the messages are
> And related to this and far more likely _not_ to be available... Is there
> a way to reply to an email that is located in folder 'x' say and have a
> copy of that reply saved to that same folder--not just to...or in addition
> to the Sent folder?
If this is possible, which I doubt, I don't have a clue how. Sorry. ;-(