I'm looking for a way to change the time when applying my rules of outlook 2013.

For example, i want to move mails to a folder when i change categorize of mail.But when i edit the rule, outlook prompts

apply this rule after the message arrives.

But this isn't my case, because i may change the categorize after days when i received mails. Is there any way to do it?


In Outlook 2013, you can set up a Quick Step to apply a category AND move the message to the folder simultaneously.

On the home ribbon

  • click on quick steps
  • then new quick step
  • then custom

In the dialog that appears

  • Rename the quick step
  • under the action select Categorize Message
  • then choose category
  • click add action
  • choose move to folder
  • then chose the folder you want to move the categorized file to

You can also chose a shortcut key to press to automate it even more.

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