How to create rules in microsoft outlookPresentation Transcript
Is your email inbox littered with Moodle notifications?
Get rid of them!
If this is the case, you can create ‘rules’ to
automatically send these messages to a folder
without you having to read them.
This is good if you receive a lot of notifications,
maybe you have been ‘attached’ to many
When you need to access the notifications, just
click on the folder that you have created.
With assignment notifications this is very easy.
Most of these have very similar wording, for
‘Fred Bloggs has updated their submission for
assignment…………… blah, blah’
You can make a ‘rule’ for the words that always
appear in each notification, i.e. ‘has updated
their submission for ‘
Click on the
In the dialogue box,
give your new folder a
name, for example:
Next, you need to
‘right click’ on an
email of the type
you want to get rid
Click on Rules
and then click
on Create Rule.
Select the option 6
Next, paste or type in the 7
text that is common to all
the notifications you want to
put away in a folder.
Select the folder you
created earlier (step 3).
Check the ‘Run
this rule now on
messages already in
the current folder’.
Now you should no longer have a cluttered
inbox. The assignment notifications will go
directly into the folder you created.
For forum notifications from Moodle, you need
to find something common to all, or most of the
messages. Maybe the first few letters of the
course code would be a good ‘rule’ to use.