I have been using Windows Live Mail as my primary email client for quite sometime now and have configured it to download emails from several accounts. Though I have found Windows Live Mail to be a really good email client, I have several problems with it, including WLM freezing my system and with high CPU and RAM usage.
However, after cleaning up my emails I found it to be working without issues. Now came the second problem of filtering messages so that I can sort them out in separate folders. Easy right? Well not that easy, or at-least Microsoft decided to put the option in the wrong place.
After searching for over an hour I was about to give up when I came across an option to do it. I believe many of you might be facing the same issue, so I decided to write up a quick tutorial on how to filter incoming emails by creating message rules in Windows Live Mail 2011.
The below rules apply to Windows Live Mail 2011, so you might want to upgrade your installation first.
Step 1: Open Windows Live Mail and click on the Folders tab.
Step 2: Click on the "Message Rules" option available at the end of the ribbon.
Step 3: Click on the "New" button and follow the instructions to create your incoming email message rule.
That’s it, your incoming messages will now be filtered and stored in the appropriate directory, deleted, forwarded or perform any other action based on what rules you have created.