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If I create a rule to move all mail from into my "User" folder, will it move all of the mail from that's in my Inbox to the same folder as well? Or, will it just move new mail into that folder?

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retroactive may be the word you're looking for – Phoshi Dec 6 '10 at 14:29
recursion (rɪˈkɜːʃən) — n 1. the act or process of returning or running back – divided Dec 6 '10 at 15:16
You really don't mean "recursive". – Jer Apr 10 '12 at 13:15
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It will just move new e-mails.
There is an option when you set the rule up to run on messages already in the inbox

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Thanks - do I have this option in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2010? – divided Dec 6 '10 at 15:16
You certainly do in Outlook 2003, I haven't used Outlook 2010 yet so can't be sure but it has been a consistent through every edition of Outlook I have used so I imagine so yes. – Joe Taylor Dec 6 '10 at 21:35

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