The simpler way to describe what an inbox is by saying that it’s a location, where all your incoming emails are supposed to go, depending on the kind of email service you are currently using you can program this location to organize the emails in different folders depending on the level of importance the email has for you, since the different folders will be made by you, or they will be already pre-made and all you have to do is choose in which folder the contacts belong in.
The Rules of the Hotmail Inbox in the past
In the original Hotmail a few years ago, the inbox was something very simple, all your emails will show up there, but there was a choice you had where you could move some of the emails towards another folder, whether they are selected as spam or just something that is not very important for you.
In the first days of Hotmail what you could do was three main things, the first one are to file the emails as a way to organize you and make you respond messages faster. You can do this by simply creating a rule where the inbox will read the subject line when a message arrives, and depending on the word that you selected if they find it they will be sent towards that folder, so you know what is important.
You could also make the inbox notify you when you receive an important message, so if you need to answer the message from a friend or a family member, you can just select the notification option and then you will receive a message in your phone. And the last one is the exceptions, those are just the normal emails that are nothing particularly important, but are not spam so they stay there in the inbox until you decide what to do with it.
The rules of the new Hotmail outlook inbox
These three options that we mentioned before are still here, but there are a lot of other options that you can choose now, in here after you have created your account you can just go to the tab that says ‘inbox rules’, and there you can create as many as you want and they can fill up the criteria you want.
Before creating the rules, if what you want is to organize the emails neatly all you would have to do is simply create all the folders necessary for you, from things like family, work, or friends and many others that you can think of and then you can start creating the rules so the inbox will know exactly what to do whenever a new email arrives in here.
After that, all you have to do is select from your contacts in what kind of folder they would belong when you receive an email from then, after that is done you won’t have to worry about organizing anything, all you will have to think about is about deleting them after reading them or archiving them.
Even though it has evolved a lot since Hotmail first made an appearance into our lives, from the inbox being the only place where emails will go and then stay there, to all the new features that are included here from the folders, to the notification to many more we were not able to mention in this article here.