Edit an Outlook rule

If you’ve set rules to organize your incoming mail but they’re not all working as you expect them to, these steps might help you find and fix the problem.

To fix a broken rule:

  1. Click File > Manage Rules & Alerts.

  2. If you see a message that says you have a broken rule that needs to be modified, click OK.

  3. Check the box next to the rule in red.

  4. Click the links under Rule description and edit the rule as needed, and then click OK.

    Fix a broken rule

To change the settings, name, location or behavior of a rule:

  1. Click File > Manage Rules & Alerts.

  2. Check the box next to the rule that you want to modify.

  3. Click Change Rule, click the type of change you want to make, and then complete the steps.

    Change rule options

    Note:  To delete a rule, in the Rules and Alerts dialog, check the box next to the rule, and then click Delete.

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