Microsoft Adds Advanced Rules And Many Other Features You Will Love

Outlook Advnaced Rules

Microsoft team today announced no.of new features that will help you in managing the email. The new features include advanced rules that will allow you to automate your email without your intervention. For example, you can now add a rule that will flag all the emails from contacts you have if the unread state is there for more than 3 days.

With Advanced Rules, you now have more control over how your emails are sorted, filed or bumped to the top of your inbox. You can create multi-condition and multi-action rules and set your inbox to organize itself automatically. Advanced Rules allow you to combine your existing rules together and customize them to suit you. We’ve included a number of optional conditions that are unique to, including time constraints, email tallying, checking read/unread state of emails, and checking if the sender is a contact you know.

Another cool feature is the ability to undo email actions. If you drop an email into the wrong folder or hit Delete by accident, now it’s even easier to undo mistakes in range of commands—delete, categorize, flag, mark as junk, or move—for one email or a whole group. Just click the undo button, or type Ctrl+Z, to bring them right back.

Ok, the following is my favorite. The new in-line reply feature allows you to directly respond to an email thread without launching a new view. In-line reply can help you save time, and track your conversations more easily.

Outlook Inline reply
Microsoft has also made several improvements to the IM experience:

  • Find recent conversations and other contacts you can chat with in the bottom left of your inbox. One click will launch you straight into a conversation with them.
  • If you’re chatting with a friend on one service, but want to continue the talk on another service, now you can switch over from right inside the chat session.
  • You can now browse your People by filtering what service they’re using (Skype, Facebook etc.). You can even see who’s currently available–Icons will now appear alongside names, so you know who’s able to Video, Call or just chat.

All of these are really cool improvements that will help you everyday when managing your email.




    YES! I’ve wanted the ability to undo (CTRL-Z) and do multiple-rules filtering many times in the past, two features I missed after migrating from GMail a year ago. Seems like has feature parity with (but with a much more attractive interface than) GMail now.

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      Yep, most of my friends don’t even bother with GMail anymore, has really upped its game. 😀

  • GetEdumated

    I don’t think this has anything to do with these are changes with the Windows 8 email client. I don’t see any of these features on

    • Bugbog

      People always forget that: from announcement to availability takes a few hours. It’s rolling out worldwide, so, going region-by-region, it won’t instantly be available just from you reading the notice.

      Give it a few hours (or days, depending on if it’s separate from the app).

    • Simon Paul

      Well, considering it’s the UI they are showing the changes to, and not the Windows Mail app, I’d say that’s incorrect.
      Sometimes these updates take a little bit to get to everyone.