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How to make a global rule that is common to everyone or distribute a rule to all clients

Posted on 2004-03-22
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When the e-mail viruses come in and Norton A/V catches them, I can have it change the subject of a message or flag it in a certain way. I'd like to be able to have a server-side Outlook rule that permanently deletes the e-mail based on that new subject or flag, so the user isn't even aware a virus was sent to their box. This global rule could be useful in other ways, as well, but that's the current goal.

Now, I'm thinking that if I can't create one global rule, maybe I can manage the clients' rules or distribute the new rule to them, rather than going around and adding the rule to each computer, one-by-one. Can this be done by policies or something? How do I do this?

- Jonathan
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by:gr8gonzo
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By the way, I know I can use the ExMerge tool to "sweep" through everyone's mailboxes and remove a specific message, but I want this process to be automatic rather than manually running ExMerge over and over again. That's why I'm looking for a rule-based solution.

- Jonathan
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You could create a test mailbox.
Then create the rule that you want.
Then Export the rule. This will be to a file with a .RWZ extension I think.
Then you can email this to all of your users along with the instructions for importing this.

Hope this helps.
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I'd really rather not rely on the users to import the rule. Some of them don't know how and won't do it and won't say anything.

- Jonathan
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by:seeimred
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Don't know of an easy answer for you to this one. Mailbox Management policy maybe?
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