Every job I've had comes with and email account running on Microsoft Exchange. I cannot escape the long grasp of Exchange accounts.
My newest work computer came with Microsoft Outlook (version 15.15) installed on the machine. So I gave it a shot. It was amazing compared to older Microsoft software and I was drawn to the idea of keeping work email and personal email siloed in separate applications.
I quickly found that there was not a keyboard shortcut for moving messages to the Archive folder. This was no good. And Microsoft; WTF. There is a swipe to archive gesture in the mobile version of Outlook so I know you know this is a common action.
I wanted to be able to hit my old trusty Mail.app shortcut ⌘ + control + a to archive messages. I am happy to annouce I have succeeded.
Rules>Edit Rulesform the toolbar.
Client Rulesand then clicking the + near the bottom of rule list on the right.
Archiveand set the
When a new message arrives:to
Do the following select
Move message for the first dropdown and the name of your archive folder for the second dropdown.
Archivefolder before starting this rule making process.
Enabledcheckbox so the rule doesn't run all the time without stopping.
shortcutsfrom the tabs at the top.
App Shortcutsfrom the left list.
Menu Titletype the name of the rule exactly as it appears in the menu. (Use
Archiveif you are following these notes exactly)
Addand close System Prefrences.
This method of adding shortcuts on a Mac works for any item accesible from a menu in any Application. I generally don't add a lot of custom key commands but repetive tasks need automation.
I also added ⌘ + shift + d to Outlook to
Send the current draft message to match Mail.app.
The recent updates to Outlook break any shortcuts set to the