Fortunately, Hotmail allows for (newly created) filters to be applied manually to the Inbox. Using this feature I collected all the interesting newsletters in a special folder, and trashed the rest.
Apply Filters to the Hotmail Inbox Manually
Note that applying filters manually no longer works in Windows Live Hotmail.
To apply your filters to the MSN Hotmail Inbox manually:
- Follow the Options link in the main Hotmail navigation bar.
- Go to the Mail category.
- Select Custom Filters.
- Set up any new filters you want instantly applied.
- Tick the boxes of all filters you want to apply.
- Click Apply Filter(s) Now.