Using Rules to Sort Messages

Another way to organize messages is to use rules. A rule defines what type of message you want to look for, such as messages from certain email addresses, and then routes those messages to a separate folder instead of the Inbox folder.

Note

Smart Mailboxes contain links to messages physically stored in the Inbox folder. Rules physically move messages into a specific folder.

Creating a Folder for Sorted Messages

Here's how to create a folder to hold messages sorted by rules:

  1. Start the Mail program.

  2. Select MailboxNew Mailbox. A New Mailbox dialog appears, as shown in Figure 46-5.

    The New Mailbox dialog lets you create a descriptive name for your new mailbox folder.

    Figure 46-5. The New Mailbox dialog lets you ...

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