Rules in Outlook can be used for a number of different things. Many people use rules to keep their inboxes clutter free and organized. For example, you can have all messages from a specific sender placed in a separate folder.
Once you create a rule, you might want to make a copy of it to use as a template for creating additional rules. For example, if you have a complicated rule with several actions and conditions, you may want to use the same actions and conditions for another situation but choose a different folder to move the message to.
To make a copy of a rule in Outlook 2007:
- Open Outlook 2007.
- From the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts.
- If you have more than one e-mail account, in the Apply changes to this folder list, select the Inbox that you want.
- From the list of rules, select the rule that you want to copy.
- Click Copy.
- Proceed to make any changes you want to the copied rule.