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OL2003 Rules Query

Posted on 2004-10-31
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Hi

Can anyone confirm please the best way to do the following using OL2003 clients rules:

1) Save incoming mail email addresses to the Contacts folder (create a new contact if not already exists)

2) Move messages to a folder where the subject line does NOT contain the word "RE:" (i.e. negative filter)

Many thanks

Rob
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    ROb,

    a) As far as I can see adding an email address to contact using rules is not possible.
    However, you can use this

    http://www.outlookcode.com/d/code/autoaddrecip.htm

    b) Wont it be easy to move the emails with RE in the subject to a seperate folder.. IT should solve your purpose of filtering emails with RE and without RE..

    when you create a new rule , start from a blank rule and under specific words in subject give RE and run


    SR
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    by:sunray_2003
    I think you should be able to use the above VBA code to add email address automatically in the rules wizard
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    by:Asta Cu
    I believe Ash (sunray_2003) probably already provided you with what you need; this may supplement that.  I've made many either/or and exclusionary statement to try and fix these intrusions, but all in all, these have been somewhat helpful to me.
    http://www.longwood.edu/helpdesk/imap/Outlook2003filters.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/junkmail.mspx

    Be sure to go to http://www.officeudpate.com and get updated filters....
    However, this is only the third such update since Outlook 2003 debuted. The new spam filters can be downloaded from the Microsoft website or via its Office Update service.
    http://www.itnews.com.au/storycontent.asp?ID=17&Art_ID=21615
    http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/20031016.htm

    Happy Halloween.  ":0) Asta

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    by:WebAdviser
    Thanks guys. I will investigate your comments and get back to you if any issues arise asap.

    regards

    Rob
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    by:obsmav
    1st, how does one globally select all of the rules with one keystroke and 2nd, how do you keep the rules on so that they work all of the time?

    Thanks!
    merritt
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    by:WebAdviser
    Dear Merritt

    The idea with EE is that you post questions in your own thread and offer points for answers rather than hijacking someone else's thread. You are also far more likely to get responses.

    Thanks

    Rob
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    by:sunray_2003
    obsmav

    Please donot post here asking your own questions. If you have the same issue as the asker of this queston , then subscribe to the thread , listen to it , may be you can even help .
    Asking your own questions will not only confuse the asker but also make experts job tougher.

    SR
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    by:obsmav
    I'm very sorry SR and my appologies to the person with the original question!!!  I'm new to this thing and it's not very clear how one articlates... I will be more careful.  

    hijacking Rob??? was not my intention... can we say "people skills"!

    Again, sorry...  
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    by:Asta Cu
    Happy you're here, obsmav, a great site and have been helped here with top notch results often through the years.  This link is pretty informative and helpful about the question/answer process here.  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/help.jsp#hs4
    Asta
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    by:WebAdviser
    No worries obsmav and BTW as I raised the question then apology accepted :)

    Rob
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    by:sunray_2003
    obsmav

    chill out no worries.. just a suggestion that would prevent you from getting into any troubles here.
    thats all

    have a nice day
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    ":0)
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