Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create a rule to help manage meeting requests?

Creating Inbox Rules for Meeting-Related Messages

  1. Login to Outlook Web Access by clicking on the yellow Outlook icon in MyHome.
  2. Create an inbox rule by clicking “Options” in the upper right-hand corner and selecting “Create an Inbox Rule.” 
  3. Click “New” to open the new inbox rule popup window.
  4. Click “More Options” to expand the window and add additional options.
  5. Click the drop-down menu for “When the message arrives, and:” and select “It’s” and then “of the type.”
  6. For Message Type, select “Meeting Request.” Click “OK.”
  7. Click the drop-down menu for “Do the following:” and select “Move, copy, or delete” and then “move the message to folder.”
  8. Select the Inbox and click “New Folder” to create a folder that will contain the messages you wish to move with your rule.  For example, if you want to move message requests to a folder, you may want to create a folder named “Meeting Requests.”  Name the folder and click “OK.”
  9. You can add an exception to the rule by clicking “Add Exception” and setting the criteria to be excluded from your rule.
  10. If you want to stop applying additional rules to items that meet this rule’s criteria, select “Stop processing more rules.”
  11. You can name the rule for your reference.
  12. Click “Save.”
  13. Your rule should now appear in the Inbox Rules list.  The order of the rules in this list will determine the order in which Outlook applies rules to incoming messages.