Since Hotmail has moved to Outlook.com, the new way to check your rules is as follows:
Right Click the "Folders" drop-down tile on the left-hand side plane. Select "Manage Rules". You should be able to edit and create new rules from here.
Without paying for Mail Plus, you have two options:
Create an extra email address instead of a separate account.
You can do this in Options → Mail Accounts → Additional Email Adress.
In Options → Vacation Response, you can configure an automatic response that tells everyone who sends you an email that your address has ...
I encountered this situation when I accidentally set a rule for my supervisor's work email address. Every time she'd email me, it'd go directly to the deleted folder.
To solve this, I went to upper right and clicked on the "lightning bolt" looking icon, clicked more mail options, under CUSTOMIZING OUTLOOK there's an option for "rules for sorting new ...