E-mail has become a popular way to communicate with friends, relatives and business associates. Managing your e-mail is much easier if you set up message rules that store e-mail in separate folders. Microsoft Outlook Express, the most popular mail program, lets you specify the criteria it will use in saving messages to various folders.
In Outlook Express, click Tools, then Message Rules, then Mail. You can select the conditions for your new rule by clicking in a box in the "Select the conditions for your rule:" section of the New Mail Rule window. Sections in this window are numbered from 1 to 4. There are several choices in the first section, ranging from words contained in the From or Subject lines to messages that have attachments.
For example, click the "Where the from line contains people" option. The line "Where the from line contains people" will appear in section 3, Rule Description. The words "Contains people" are underlined and appear in color. Click "Contains people" and the Select People window opens.
You can type in one name at a time or click on the Address Book button to add people in your address book to this rule. The People box will display each name you type in quotes. Click OK when you are finished adding people. The "Contains people" line will now have the names you added, underlined and highlighted in color.