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rule that caused a item to be moved

I have dozens of Outlook 2003 email rules, so how can I find out which one was the one that moved an email item to a specific folder? Since I don't want the rule to affect a specific email so I want to add a few extra criterias to it, but I don't know which one is causing certain emails to move to another folder.
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Chopianissima
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sunray_2003Commented:
How many rules do you have ?
open outlook
go to inbox
go to tools > rules wizard.
click on each rule and click on modify to figure out which one does that.

I guess that is the easiest and possibly the only way to figure out
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ChopianissimaAuthor Commented:
I just said that I have dozens ;)

Possibly several hundred, and I don't want to waste my time :(
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sunray_2003Commented:
Chopianissima,

as far as i know , I see that viewing each rule is the only option unless there is some kind of rule viewer that can be installed as an add-in. not sure if something like that is available..
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
Troubleshooting procedure:

1) Move the message back to your in-box
2) Run the Rules (10-20 at a time) until you find the ones that cause the problem
3) Run the Rules from that group (2-3 at a time) until you find the one

Statisticly you will have to run at least a good percentage of the rules in order to find the ONE but realisticly it shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes to find it since the rules can be run in batches.  NOTE: It is entirely possible that several of the rules could accomplish the same purpose such that after "fixing" it yet another rule will continue to move the item in question.
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meintsiCommented:
You have probally already narrowed your choices to several that you think are moving the message, just add anothor action for the rule to follow: ie....

1) Chage the importance flag, or
2) Assign it to a "test" category, or
3) Assign a "color" to the follow-up flag, etc.............

Should be easy to find then.
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asxtcCommented:
Assuming you have 100 rules and only 1 rule affects the mail...then
you would have to run alandc┬┤s method a maximum of 6 times to find the target rule.
Select 50
then 25
then 13
the 7
then 4
then 2
Found.

Happy hunting
Andy
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