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Create a rule

Rules can help keep your email account organized as well as free of junk and spam emails. For example, you can create a rule to automatically send any email with the word "university" in the subject line to a personal folder you've created called "UVic."

  1. Login to your WebMail account.
  2. Click on Options, located near the top of the page.
  3. Click on Message Filters.
  4. Click New to create a new rule.
  5. Using the drop-down menu, decide whether you want to scan all messages or only unread messages. Then complete the Match, Contains, and Move to fields.
    • So if, for example, you are receiving a lot of spam from the email address "ispam@junk.com", you can move all message from that address straight into your deleted folder by entering the following settings:

  6. Click Submit. Your new rule will be displayed on the Options - Message Filtering page, where you can edit or delete your rule at any time.