Rule to display mail from somebody

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If you are waiting for the important e-mail from someone or need to be informed when your boss sends you an e-mail, create an alert rule and give a rest to your brain. You will be informed promptly by alert as soon as Outlook receives such kind of e-mail.

In Outlook 2010 you have two ways to create this rule:

First way: a handful of ways to create a rule (to use this way, you should have a message from interested person):

   1.   Select a message from interested person.

   2.   On the Home tab, in the Move group, click Rules and then select Create Rule...:

Create Rules in Outlook 2010

   3.   In the Create Rule dialog box:

Create Rule in Outlook 2010
  • In the When I get e-mail with all of the selected conditions group, check the From *** checkbox (Outlook 2010 displays the sender from the selected message)
  • In the Do the following group, check the Display in the New Item Alert window check box and/or the Play a selected sound check box and choose the sound using the Browse... button:

To use another options, you can click the Advanced Options... button and use Rules Wizard.

Second way: To create a rule using the Rules Wizard, do the following:

   1.   Do one of the following:

  • On the File tab, in the Info view, click the Manage Rules & Alerts button:
    Manage Rules and Alerts button in Outlook 2010
  • On the Home tab, in the Move group, click Rules and then select Manage Rules & Alerts...:
    Rules in Outlook 2010

   2.   In the Rules and Alerts dialog box, choose New Rule...:

Manage Rules and Alerts button in Outlook 2010

   3.   Choose the Display mail from someone in the New Item Alert Window option, click Next >.

Rules Wizard Step 1 in Outlook 2010

   4.   Choose the condition from people or public group and click people or public group in the Step 2 text box:

Rules Wizard Step 2 in Outlook 2010

   5.   Choose the address of your boss (for example) and then click Next > to choose your action.

   6.   Choose display a specific message in the New Item Alert window in Step 1 and click specific message in Step 2:

Rules Wizard Alert Message in Outlook 2010

Enter the text in the Alert Message dialog box, click OK and click Next >.

   7.   You probably don't want any exceptions, so click Next > again, name your rule, and click Finish.

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