Outlook 2003 junk-mail is pretty good at sending most of my spam to the Junk E-Mail folder for review.
But, there is some spam that I want to automatically delete so I dont waste time reviewing them.
This includes the dozens of messages I get every day that are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, but NOT to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Yeah, provider.com has lousy filters.)
To do this, I tried the following rule.
Apply this rule after the message arrives
with 'provider.com' in the recipient's address
and on this machine only
except if sent to rberke
When I run the rule directly on the Junk E-Mail folder, it works fine and deletes the message.
But, otherwise, the rule seems to be ignored, and the messages continue to appear in Junk E-Mail. (my other rules seem to work fine.)
I am pretty sure this occurs because outlook's proprietary junk mail rules have a higher priority than mine, so the message is sent to Junk E-Mail before my rule can see it.
Ideally, there would be a way to tell Outlook to only run this rule on messages being delivered to the Junk E-Mail folder, but I don't think that is possible, so I will take just about any alternative solution.
One workaround is for me to manually run my rule once a day, but I don't know the vba for doing that