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If I create a rule to move all mail from user@test.com into my "User" folder, will it move all of the mail from user@test.com 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

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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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