outlook email client rule not working and notifications

outlook rule
I created outlook email rule called "xyz" to receive all emails from "xyz@abcd.com" but not working properly.

how to delete rule safely so that in future emails from "xyz@abcd.com" goes straing to  " Inbox" itself. Later on i will try to create new rule say xyz2 and make sure all emails goes there.

is there any other tips to manage email better.

when i create rule no sounds or alerts coming and emails simply silently going to rules folder which annoys me as i do not know about until i check that rule folder.
how to set notifications even though rule there??

how to debug rule to see why it is not working and modify it if needed.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
from the home tab - click the arrow under rules and click manage rules. delete the rule you created.
the best way to create the rules is right click the email (xyz@email.com), rules, always move messages from xyz@email.com, and choose the desired folder.
gudii9Author Commented:
how to modify a rule?

When i searched on a email content say "transaction 123" i got one email matched that search. I opened that email. Now i like to know which rule folder this email was residing in like xyz or something else?
how to check that and to make sure it is in correct rule so that in future i know where these type of emails from same user goes to right rule folder.

please advise
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
If you want to know where an email exists in the search results, you can add fields to the columns of the search results to see this.  If you are not familiar with this, take a look at this current question where I detailed the process.

As far as debugging rules, you certainly can open the VBA code in the editor, add a breakpoint on the first executable statement, and then send an email that will trigger it to that mailbox.  When Outlook fires the rule it will hit the breakpoint and stop, and you can then single step through the code to watch what it does, display variables, etc.  This is typically what I do on the first few executions of a new VBA rule so that I can see what it's doing inside.

As far as sounds and notifications, in the Rules Wizard, when you create or modify a rule, on the "what do you want to do" screen, where you specify the VBA procedure to execute, you can check off more than one action.  SO you can also still check off "play a sound" and/or "display and alert" etc.


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