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 sender email you wish to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Always move to Other inbox.
    always move to other inbox
  3. Tap OK to move all messages from that sender to Other.
    move all to other inbox click ok

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.
    student other inbox
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Always move to Focused inbox.
    always move to focused inbox
  3. Tap OK to move all messages back to the Focused inbox.
    move all to focused inbox click ok

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 sender email you wish to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move all messages from.
    move all messages from focused to different folder
  3. Tap the move option you would prefer, then using the drop-down tap the folder where you would like to move these emails, and then tap OK.
    choose move option and folder and then click ok
  4. You will receive a message that the move option was successful, and then tap OK.
    success message click ok

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.
    different folder in inbox
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move all messages from.
    move all messages from the different folder to focused
  3. Tap the move option you would prefer and then using the drop-down, tap the folder where you would like to move these emails, and then tap OK.
    choose the move option and location and then click ok
  4. You will receive a message that the move option was successful, and then click OK.
    success message click ok

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.
    tap sender email you wish to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to Other inbox.
    move to 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.
    student other inbox
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to Focused inbox to move a single email or several emails.
    move to 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.
    tap sender email you wish to move
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to a different folder.
    move to move to different folder
  3. Tap the folder where you would like to move the email.
    different folder from the expanded options

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.
    different folder inbox email
  2. Tap Move to, then tap Move to a different folder.
    move to move to different folder
  3. Tap the folder where you would like to move the email. If you would like it in your Focused inbox, tap Inbox.
    choose inbox to move it back to focused inbox

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