How to Create an Email Filter in Webmail







In this tutorial, we will show you how to create an email filter in Webmail. Email filters allow you to perform a specific task such as sending “Sales” emails to a specific folder, or automatically deleting email from a specific sender. Filters can really help you organize your emails by moving them to corresponding folders, un-cluttering your Inbox

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Create Email Filter in Webmail

  1. Log into Webmail with your email address.
  2. webmail email filter access webmail menu

    Click your email address on the top right of the screen.

  3. webmail email filter webmail email filters

    Click Email Filters in the drop-down menu.

  4. webmail email filter create new webmail filter

    On the Email Filters page click the Create a New Filter button.

  5. webmail email filter enter email filter name

    Enter a name for your filter in the first field.

  6. webmail email filter webmail filter rules settings

    In the Rules section, choose your options as needed. This will differ based on your specific needs. In my example, I am creating a filter for any email that contains “Sales confirmation” in the subject.

  7. webmail email filter webmail filter actions

    In the Actions section, click the drop-down menu and choose what you want to do with filtered emails. In my example, I want the emails delivered to a “Sales” folder.

  8. webmail email filter create webmail filter

    Once you have chosen your filter settings, click the Create button.


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    You are finished when you see a message stating “You have successfully created a new filter. You can create another one now, or you can return to the filters list.


    webmail email filter current filters listing


    You will also see your filter listed in the Current Filters section of the main Email Filters page.



Congratulations, now you know how to create an email filter in Webmail!

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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