Ganoksin Help Desk > The Orchid List and Digest
Whether you use a web-based e-mail like Hotmail or a software
package like Microsoft Outlook, you can easily create a
dedicated Orchid folder. Once you receive Orchid e-mail, you
can separate it from your personal or business e-mail for
easier management. Most e-mail programs offer optional,
automatic sorting of e-mail by topic or by sender. The name of
this feature varies by e-mail program; for example, Microsoft
Outlook calls it New Mail Rules; Hotmail calls it Filtering.
A typical sorting scheme works like this: You choose the item
to sort by (such as the subject line, sender’s name or e-mail
address, etc) and what action to take when a message is
received that matches the rules or filters you set up.
Most programs let you apply multiple rules or filters to each
message to fine-tune sorting. This way, sorted e-mail is
automatically placed in the appropriate folders, discarded, or
left in your Inbox if it doesn’t meet any of the sorting
criteria you’ve specified.
Here’s how a simple sorting filter would automatically move
your Orchid mail into a designated Orchid folder.
Create a new folder to store your Orchid mail and name it
whatever you like; for example, MY-Orchid.
Depending on the e-mail program you are using, create a
filter or rule: If the message ‘Reply-To’ field is equal to
’firstname.lastname@example.org’ then move it to My-Orchid.
That was easy, wasn’t it?