Using Rules & Alerts

Posted on 2006-06-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
2 related questions when using Outlook Rules & Alerts:

1. when i set a rule the options automatically select "on this machine only" which means that until this is unchecked the rules don't run - how can this be rectified?
2. I back up my rules daily so that when i import all my outlook data into my Laptop the rules do not import properly ( they are in red)

Any ideas on either or both of these questions would be appreciated.

Richard M R Evans
Question by:evansrmr
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    Accepted Solution

    1) You can't change the "default behavior" for client-side rules.

        see here for more info ........

    2) I'm lost here.  "Why backup rules daily for importing?"   This comment makes no sense.

    Author Comment

    No - i backupup mail etc daily onto a Exrenal caddy which i take with me to plug into my laptop when on the move. The rules i backup ready for a trip.
    i then want to import all the mail & rules to use on the Laptop, so i have a mirror of my Outlook on the laptop.


    Richard M R Evans

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