Create Inbox Rules: PennO365 Outlook Web Access (OWA)

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Office365 allows users to create rules to process email messages as they arrive.  By creating these rules in the Outlook for Web environment this processing will happen at the server level and will not depend on any particular mail client being open.  These rules will activate as soon as a message is delivered.  To begin creating rules:

  1. Open your PennO365 account via Outlook Web App (OWA). When signing into your PennO365 account on the web, remember that you are signing in enter your PennO365 Account Name (e.g.,  not  ).If you do not remember you password, go here to learn about resetting it.  
  2. In the top right of the page, select the Settings gear Settings icon. Then under Your app settings, select Mail.  This will open the Options menu on the left hand side of the screen.

  3. Under Options, go to Mail > Automatic processing > Inbox and sweep rules.

  4. Use this interface to create rules based on the sender of the email, the recipient, words in the message subject, body, or headers, etc. 

For more information on creating Inbox Rules, please refer to this Microsoft page.

If you have any questions, please contact your Local Support Provider.