Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

After creating a rule in Outlook 2007 (or 2003) (on Windows XP) which will change certain messages to "Mark as Read" and then "Move to a Specific Folder" and the rule is executed the notification icon in the System Tray will (little envelope) will remain after the rule is complete.

How can you add a rule in a way that will accomplish the "Mark as Read" and "Move to a Specific Folder" action as well as NOT show the System Tray icon for unread message?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

This information was obtained from this message board.

The method that worked for me was as listed in the thread on the above site.

Adjust the rule by splitting into two sepearte rules.

Rule 1 should mark the message as read. Rule 2 should move the message to the specific folder.

You should be certian that the rules are listed in the order above (rule 1 showing before rule 2)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.