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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
This article describes how to configure the Microsoft Outlook Express Inbox Assistant to filter and sort e-mail messages, including unwanted messages.
You can configure the Outlook Express Inbox Assistant to use rules to filter and sort e-mail messages to prevent delivery of messages to the Inbox that meet certain criteria, including unwanted messages such as solicitations. To prevent unwanted e-mail messages from being delivered to your Inbox, the rules must be based on common criteria that is present in the unwanted messages. You can then choose to not have these messages downloaded from the server, the messages can be moved to a folder other than the Inbox, or the messages can be deleted from the server.
Create Inbox Assistant RulesTo create Inbox Assistant rules, follow these steps:
For information about Inbox Assistant in Outlook Express, click Help Topics on the Help menu, click the Index tab, type "inbox assistant" (without quotation marks), click the "Inbox Assistant" topic, and then click Display.
For additional information about using Inbox Assistant with a mail account based on the Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP), please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
169616For additional information about the Inbox Assistant, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169616/EN-US/ )OE: Inbox Assistant Rules Do Not Work with IMAP Accounts
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169063/EN-US/ )OE: Address Seen as Separate Words in Inbox Assistant Rule
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169615/EN-US/ )OE: Inbox Assistant Does Not Sort Using Extended Characters
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169914/EN-US/ )OE: Inbox Assistant Rules Not Applied in Outlook Express
Article ID: 187298 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.1