Move email to another location

You may want to organize your Focused inbox in your student email by moving specific messages in Outlook’s Other inbox or into a different folder of your choice. Messages can be moved automatically after a rule has been created or something that you do manually.

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Move email to Other inbox with a rule

Create a rule to move email in the Focused inbox from a specific sender to the Other inbox. This rule will automatically move all current and future messages from that sender to the Other inbox.

  1. Tap to highlight the email from the specific sender that you would like to move as a rule to the Other inbox.
    tap on email associated with the one you want to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Always move to Other inbox.
    click always move to other inbox
  3. Tap Yes to move all messages from that sender to Other.
    tap yes to move all messages

Move it back to the Focused inbox

You may want to have current and future emails back in the Focused inbox.

  1. Open the Other inbox and tap the email from the sender you want to move back into Focused.
    click on email associated with the one you want to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Always move to Focused inbox.
    tap always move to focused inbox

Move email to a different folder with a rule

Create a rule to move email from a specific sender in the Focused inbox to a different folder that you choose. This rule will automatically move all current and future messages from that sender to this chosen folder.

  1. Tap to highlight the email from the specific sender that you would like to move as a rule to another folder.
    tap on email associated with the one you want to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move all messages from.
    click move all messages from
  3. Choose the move option you would prefer, then using the drop-down choose the folder where you would like to move these emails, and then tap OK.
    choose your move option and then click ok

    You will receive a message the move option was successful, and then click OK.
    successful move message

Move it back to the Focused inbox

You may want to move emails back to your Focused inbox or to another folder.

  1. Open the folder where you had moved the email, and tap the email you want to move back to Focused.
    open folder and tap email to highlight
  2. Choose the move option you would prefer and then using the drop-down, choose the folder where you would like to move these emails, and then tap OK.
    choose another folder to move them to

Move email to Other inbox without a rule

Move your selected message manually to the Other inbox without creating a rule.

  1. Tap on the email that you would like to move to the Other inbox.
    click on email associated with the one you want to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to Other inbox.
    move to other inbox

Move it back to the Focused inbox

You may want to move emails back to your Focused inbox.

  1. Open the Other inbox, and tap the email you want to move back to Focused.
    click on email to move back to focused inbox
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to Focused inbox to move a single email or several emails.
    tap always move to focused inbox

Move email to a different folder without a rule

Manually move your selected messages to a different folder without creating a rule.

  1. Open your Focused inbox, and tap the email you would like to move to another folder.
    click email to move to a different folder
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to a different folder.
    tap move to then tap move to a different folder
  3. Tap the folder where you would like to move the email.
    choose the folder

Move it back to the Focused inbox

You may want to move emails back to your Focused inbox or to another folder.

  1. Open the folder where you moved the email, tap the email you want to move back to Focused.
    open folder and tap email to highlight
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to a different folder.
    tap move to then tap move to a different folder
  3. Tap the folder where you would like to move the email.
    choose the folder

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