Edit a rule

You can edit individual rules, delete rules, and change the order in which rules are run. Also, if you want to stop a rule from running without deleting the rule, you can turn off the rule.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Rules.
  2. In the left pane of the Rules dialog box, click the account type for the rule that you want to edit.

ShowIf you don't know what type of account you have

  1. In the Rules dialog box, click Show All, and then under Personal Settings, click Accounts.
  2. In the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, click the account.The account type appears under the account description. In this example, the account is a POP account.Account type indicator
  3. To return to the Rules dialog box, click Show All, and then under E-mail, click Rules.
  1. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Edit or rename a rule Double-click the rule, and then make the changes that you want.
Turn off a rule Clear the Enabled check box next to the rule.
Delete a rule Click the rule, and then click Delete Delete.
Change the order in which the rules are run

Click a rule, and then click Move up or Move down Move Up and Move Down arrows.

 Note   Rules run in the order in which they appear in the list. The rule at the top of the list runs first.


See also

Create a rule

The rule I created does not work

Applies to:
Outlook for Mac 2011