How to quickly move email to a folder in Outlook 2010

Generally in Outlook after reading an email in Inbox if you want to move it a specific folder you can use drag and drop feature or the Move option available as part of the Context menu. In Outlook 2010 you can do this quickly using the new Quick Steps feature. But if you want to quickly move an email to a folder in Outlook 2010, navigate to the Quick Steps section


Click the Create New option available as part of Quick Steps section. This would launch the below Edit Quick Step window


To create a new Quick Step, enter the name of the Quick Step and Specify the action using the Add Action button. For example the below screen displays a new quick step for moving an outlook item to Junk E-mail folder.


After specifying the Shortcut key and Tooltip text, click Finish button to confirm the changes. The newly created quick steps will be available as part of the Quick Steps section as shown below.


Now if you want to move an item to Junk E-mail folder, highlight or open the mail item and click Junk E-mail link available as part of the Quick Steps. This would move the mail item to the Junk E-mail folder.

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Ravi Shankar

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  • Robert February 28, 2012, 8:19 pm

    I dislike your email and only use it because my school requires it. I stored a message in a folder and now I can not access that folder. I will delete this account as soon as my classes are completed

  • Grumpy June 19, 2012, 6:40 pm

    The main problem is that you have 10 uses. I have dozens of vendors that I’d like to do this with.

    There should be a Rule so it would do this after an email is read. That would be best.

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