Focused Inbox helps you focus on the emails
that matter most to you. It separates your inbox into two tabs—Focused and
Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain
easily accessible—but out of the way—on the Other tab. You’ll be informed about
email flowing to Other, and you can switch between tabs at any time to take a
How does Focused Inbox work?
Focused Inbox works with you to prioritize
what's most important. What lands in Focused Inbox is based on the content of
the email (e.g., newsletters, machine-generated email, and so on) and who you
interact with most often. If you need to fine-tune your Focused Inbox, Move to
Focused and Move to Other options are available to do that.
Focused Inbox was first released on Outlook
for iOS and Android. All versions of Outlook that receive updates will soon
become Focused Inbox capable, including Outlook 2016 for Windows, Outlook 2016
for Mac, Outlook on the web, and Mail for Windows 10. You'll see Focused Inbox
once your Office 365 or Outlook.com mailbox is enabled for it.
Outlook on the web
Outlook on the web or Outlook.com, select > Display settings > Focused Inbox.
Under When email is received, select Sort messages into Focused and Other.
The Focused and Other tabs will appear at the top of your mailbox. You’ll
be informed about email flowing to Other, and you can switch between tabs
any time to take a quick look.
If you want to turn off Focused Inbox, select Don't
If messages weren't organized the way you want, you can easily move them
and specify where all future messages from that sender should be delivered.
- From your
inbox, select the Focused or Other tab, and then right-click
the message you want to move.
If moving from Focused to Other, choose Move to Other > Move
this conversation if you want only the selected message moved. Choose Move
to Other > Always Move if you want all future messages from
the sender to be delivered to the Other tab.
If moving from Other to Focused, choose Move to
Focused > Move this conversation if you want only the selected
message moved. Choose Move to Focused > Always move if you
want all future messages from the sender to be delivered to the Focused
Active Clutter users will see a prompt
inviting you to try Focused Inbox.
After switching, you'll no longer
receive less important email in the Clutter folder. Instead, email will be
split between the Focused and Other tabs in your inbox. The same algorithm that
moved items to the Clutter folder now powers Focused Inbox, meaning that any
emails that were set to move to Clutter will now be moved to Other. Any
messages already in your Clutter folder will remain there until you decide to
delete or move them.
Even if you have turned off Clutter, you’ll
receive a prompt to try the Focused Inbox when your mailbox is ready
As soon as you enable Focused Inbox,
you’ll see the Focused and Other tabs at the top of your Inbox. The more you
use Focused Inbox, the smarter it gets about how it organizes your messages.
You can also teach Outlook what matters most to you by moving emails between
Focused and Other, and setting overrides to make sure emails from certain
senders always show up in a particular destination.
-Office Support pages