#Office365Challenge – When you keep on doing the same stuff with emails based on the same scenarios, it’s time to setup some rules.

Day: 144 of 365, 221 left
Tools: Outlook
Description: Configure Rules in Outlook

To configure rules are easy, once you know what you’re looking for and what you want to achieve.

What are rules? These are actions you can setup based on whether certain conditions are met. For example, when you receive an email from a specific person, or with a specific word in the Subject or Body you can set certain actions.

Go to Home > Rules > Create Rule:


I’ve chosen Advanced Option to setup my rule. Here you’ll see various rules you can use for the conditions. Select the conditions by clicking in the tick boxes, then, under “Step 2” click on the hyperlinks to complete the “text” for example to be matched. Click OK and then click on Next to continue:


In the next screen you can setup “Exceptions”, click on Next to Finish up:



Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.