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Deleting Unwanted Emails in Microsoft Outlook. Offered as Advice.

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whodunit
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2015-04-09 3:17 pm EST

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This is more of a comment in case anyone in the community wants to know.
I was having a problem from continually getting emails that offered no new information but simply contained boilerplate telling me that my message had been received. When I sent another message saying do not bother me any more, I got another boilerplate confirmation.
I created a Rule in Microsoft Outlook 2010 (example: Move messages from someone like support@inmotionhosting.com to the junk folder and then delete it). That has always worked before in similar situations, but the emails kept coming through to my Inbox. Then I realized that the default in outlook was set to run the rule on messages IN the junk folder, but the message was coming into the Inbox. As soon as I changed it to run on messages from the sender in the Inbox, voila! no more annoying messages. I don't know how I could have missed such a simple thing.

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John-Paul
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31,633 Points
2015-04-09 3:30 pm EST
Hello whodunit,

Thank you for sharing this helpful advice about deleting unwanted emails in Microsoft Outlook. Feel free to post in our User Submitted section.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul

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Well, I guess it isn't as helpful as I thought because it still didn't work. I got your "answer" above! If it had worked it would have picked up the variant of @inmotionhosting.com. Oh well, back to the Drawing Board!
whodunit
68 Points
2015-04-09 4:01 pm EST
Hello whodunit,

Thank you for contacting us. Since you are having trouble creating an email filter in Outlook 2010, I recommend reading the Official Office guide on Quick Rule Creation in Outlook 2010.

It will walk you through the setup process in their software.

Thank you,
John-Paul
John-Paul
31,633 Points
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2015-04-10 12:49 pm EST
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