Filtering and sorting e-mail messages in webmail (OWA)
Here you can read about how to set up the webmail service to automatically filter and sort your messages.
We recommend creating e-mail filters in webmail (OWA), because the messages then are filtered at the mail server before they are brought to your e-mail account. This is more convenient because sorting is independent of the program you use to read / send email.The messages are sorted in the same way regardless of whether you read e-mail via the webmail service, Outlook, Evolution, home computer or on mobile devices.
How do e-mail filters work?
You can collect all mail from specific lists in separate folders, forward e-mail from your mother to your private e-mail address and send advertising e-mails directly into the dustbin.
You can create and edit filters by using other e-mail programs (Outlook, Evolution, etc.), but we recommend that you create and change your filters in webmail. If you change a filter you created in webmail via another e-mail program, the filter may become damaged and stop working.
Create or modify filters in webmail
1. Log on to webmail (OWA – Outlook Web App) with your UiO username and password. Click the Tools icon (looks like a gear). Select Options from the menu that pops up.
2. Go to Mail, Automatic Processing and choose Inbox and sweep rules.
To create a new filter, first click on plus sign.
Start with giving the filter you are about to create a descriptive name in the Name field on the top, so you later easily can see what the different filters do.
Select what type of filter you want to create.
The rule says something about what criteria to use when picking e-mail messages. The most common is text in Subject or Body or Sender or Recipient of messages.
In the screenshot above we have chosen to sort based on It includes these words → in the subject... .