Apply Bulk Rule - Outlook Client

The bulk rule is a rule that can be added to your Outlook client to decrease spam from hitting your primary Inbox. Instead it will be directed to a folder named Bulk.

You will want to check the bulk folder every now and then just in case there is an email that is desired ends up being filtered.


  1. Under the home tab select the Rules tab and then select Manage Rules & Alerts...

screenshot of home tab - create rule

2. Select New Rule

screen shot of new rule button

3.Select Apply rule on messages I receive and then click Next.

Screenshot of select header

4.Select the box with specific words in the message header and then click the blue link specific words.

screenshot of select header

5.In the text box type "rule=inbound_bulk" and then click Add and then click OK. The box will close and then hit Next.

Bulk Rule Text

6. Select the box move it to the specified folder. Click the blue link specified folder.

screenshot move to folder

7.Click New to create a new folder for the bulk mail.


8.Name the folder Bulk and choose where you want it located. You can move it at anytime without affecting the rule. Click OK.

name folder bulk

9. You screen should now look like the screenshot below. Click Finish.


10. Click Ok and the rule will now be active. You do not need to hit apply but you can if you want to.

finish button

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  • Author: ECM
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