Following on from the thread about changing Windows Live ID (New mail address, new Windows Live ID???), and successfully integrating the new @live.no account into Office Outlook 2007, I'm discovering to my disappointment that the new account can't filter mail.
With my old pop/smtp account, I could set up rules to divert mail from specific groups or senders to a specific folder. For example, my pop account filters out and places email from the various Yahoo forums I subscribe to into specific folders created for the purpose. This is the function of the "create rule" facility in Outlook 2007.
Now the new Windows Live email setup is what they call an imap account. It has its own pst file and its own inbox and outbox in Office 2007 Outlook. These can't be merged with the old inbox or outbox because they're two different systems apparently.
What I can't understand is why I can't "create rules" for mail coming through my Live email account. Or rather, I can create the rules, but the imap system just doesn't follow them. No Yahoo forum mail is placed automatically into the relevant Yahoo forum folders in Outlook 2007.
Have I misunderstood something, because an email service/account which doesn't allow me to create rules or filter mail, is not really much use to me