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

Custom Fields
  • Author: ECM
  • Department: Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Email Protection with Proofpoint
Viewed 883 times since Tue, May 3, 2016
Adding a Shared Mailbox in Outlook Web App
Viewed 24294 times since Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Removing a .pst file from Outlook 2013
Viewed 2800 times since Thu, May 28, 2015
Request a New Distribution List
Viewed 120 times since Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Changing How an Exchange Room Resource Processes Meeting Requests
Viewed 1403 times since Thu, Sep 17, 2015
How to find an email "header" in OWA (Outlook Web App)
Viewed 8164 times since Wed, Dec 23, 2015
Skype for Business 2015 Meetings
Viewed 764 times since Mon, Sep 14, 2015
Skype for Business 2015 - Mobile Client Functionality
Viewed 2313 times since Mon, Sep 21, 2015
Authenticating Exchange Online Archiving
Viewed 710 times since Mon, Dec 7, 2015
Viewed 1410 times since Wed, May 13, 2015