Outlook.com adds new features, including ‘Undo,’ to help your inbox stay better organized

One click on the new “Undo” button, or Ctrl+Z, makes it easy to undelete an email you might have mistakenly put in the trash.

Starting Tuesday, Outlook.com is adding new organizational features, including Advanced Rules and Undo, to help your inbox stay in good shape and to make it even easier to see the email that matters to you.

With Advanced Rules, you get more customized control over how your emails are sorted, filed or bumped to the top of your inbox. For example, you can create a rule that if an unread email is older than 3 days and is from one of your contacts, it can be marked as important and flagged to bring any emails you missed from people you know to the top of your inbox.

The new “Undo” feature can help when you delete an email you didn’t mean to trash, or moved it to a wrong folder (no more having to fish it out and move it manually). Another new feature, “In-line reply,” lets you directly respond to an email thread without having to launch a reply message.

One of the things Microsoft heard from customers was that the ability to chat with friends wasn’t as easy to find as it could be, so you’ll now find suggested people and most recent conversations in the bottom left of your inbox. One click will launch you straight into a conversation with them. Also, from inside your chat conversations, you can easily switch how you’d like to contact that person, depending on which services you’ve connected your Outlook.com account to.

To learn more about these changes to Outlook.com, head over to the Office Blogs.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff