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I want to create a rule that moves all non-corporate email to a separate folder.

I don't mix work and personal business, but I would like to separate renewals and subscriptions from MSDN and TechNET from email I receive from my colleagues.

I want all email NOT sent from a specific domain, like, to go to a separate folder.

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I have three different accounts in addition to my Exchange account setup in Outlook; everything works quite well: no mixing of work and personal email. – Dan Oct 24 '09 at 3:59
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Create a new message rule

Step 1: Uncheck all boxes

Click Next. Outlook will ask 'This rule will be applied to every message you receive. Is this correct?' Choose Yes.

Step 2: 'Move to specified folder'

Specify a folder and click Next.

Step 3: 'Except with specific words in the senders address'


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Thanks, close enough... this article explains it – Chris Oct 26 '09 at 19:49
Thanks for the link @Chris, that's the answer that worked for me! – bryant Oct 30 '14 at 17:54
@Chris Link is broken – Trisped Apr 16 '15 at 18:14
You can find the link on the wayback machine, or here on the accepted answer where someone basically copied it. Not sure why it's relevant though. subman's answer has fewer steps and still works fine in Outlook 2013. – Grant Winney May 13 '15 at 19:45

The easiest way would be to create an address book that holds all of your personal email contacts and create a rule that moves the message using the condition sender is in specified Address Book where the address book is the one you just created.

Of course, the real question is why you have personal email sent to your corporate email address. Any email sent through your work system is subject to their rules and regulations regarding email. They generally reserve the right to read any email that comes in and do whatever they want with it, since it's using corporate resources for personal use. Retention policies also apply meaning if they require all messages to be deleted after 30 days of receipt or retained indefinitely for legal reasons it'll apply to your personal mail as well. It would probably be smarter to have your personal email elsewhere and check it remotely.

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Similar to subman's answer, except in step #3 specify "except if sender is in specified Address Book".

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