Looking for an alternative to Outlook rules
Posted on 2001-08-03
Here I go again asking the same question for the 3rd time!
In a nutshell, I'm fed up with Outlook based rules. I really get annoyed when they get trashed or simply disappear!
For instance, a rule was configured to reply with a specific message to the originator. Suddenly, it stopped working today and (from rules wizard) where the message used to be, I now have a location of ....\templates\INBOX000.OFT - this is not what it used to be and this is happening quite often!!
My original query:
I've set up a number of custom rules in Outlook (connected to Exchange Server 5.5) for example - an
email message with a specific keyword in the subject line instructs Exchange to auto-forward to my cell
phone email account. Another example is email from a specific origin is saved to a file or autoforward a return message, etc.
The problem with client based rules - they only work when the Outlook client is running!
Recap of problems:
- sometimes rules get 'jumbled up' by the Outlook client and stop working, forcing me to rebuild them
again (I have about 15 different rules - some Outlook based, some server based).
Is there tool that works with Exchange Server 5.5 which will allow me to configure email rules independent of an Outlook client and for multiple users. One thought I have is using MIMESWEEPER, I'm going to look into this.