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Can you run Rules from OWA?

I need to know if there is a way to run rules in OWA.

Thanks.
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vlikidisCommented:
I assume you mean run rules on incoming e-mails. Yes you can configure Rules from OWA. It can be done in 2003 an 2010 Exchange for sure, I am pretty sure you can do that in 2007. Go to options, you will see (depenting on your version) organize e-mail, then inbox and you can setup your rules.
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
Sorry...i may have been to vague...i want to run rule on existing mail. I understand how to setup rules for owa on incoming and outgoing. I am looking for the feature in Outlook where you can run rules on a specific directory or on all the mail.
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jplatoCommented:
What version of exchange do you have?
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
OMGOSH...forgot to put in these details...i must have been thinking it instead of doing it ....sorry.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010
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jplatoCommented:
If you log into OWA you can click options and then see all options then you can create and enable rules in the Organize email
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Stelian StanCommented:
In that case you should be able to apply rules on OWA
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jplatoCommented:
Yes you can enable disable and create new rules in OWA with exchange 2010
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
i can and know how to enable/create/disable rules in OWA. I want to know if there is a way to run rules on existing mail as you can in Outlook. In Outlook if you go to Rules >> Manage Rules & Alerts >> Run Rules Now...

This is what i am aiming to do in owa. Run rules on existing mail...not on incoming or outgoing but on the mail that is already present. Hence "RUn Rules" not setup Rules or enable rules, but RUN rules. It is a specific command between Outlook & Exchange server. I want to know if that exists in OWA.

If this is still unclear please follow my instruction in Outlook to demonstrate what i am saying.
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jplatoCommented:
I don't think there is a way to run rules in OWA you can only run rules on new mail not exsisting.
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
That is what i suspected but wanted to know for sure.
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
did you find any KB saying so or is this your conclusion as well? (if you found a KB or tech article please post) Thank you!
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
That article just describes how rules work...nothing about how OWA can't run rules by design...etc. I am looking for a definitive answer. I already came to my own conclusion that it did not appear to be viable. i am looking for an exchange expert to say here is a workaround or here is the tech article saying it can't be done by design, etc.

Sorry but my boss won't except, "i dont think it can" for an answer. He's a prick but what can i do.
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jplatoCommented:
You could always setup RPC over HTTPS and let him use outlook outside of the office
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Auric1983Commented:

The other thing to keep in mind is if the rule is doing anything with a PST file it will only run on the client irregardless if you can run it on OWA or not.
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
@jplato: Yes, however this is not pragmatic if he is at a hotel or airport, etc.

@Auric1983: Yes, i understand the difference between clien-side and server-side rules.

@All: Maybe its my phrasing...!? I just need to know if there is a workaround in OWA that allows someone to "Run Rules" on their existing mail like you can in Outlook. If so, please state. If not, please include a tech article saying so. That's it!
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Alan HardistyCommented:
Not possible I am afraid - you can create / edit / delete as you are aware, but there is no facility to Run Rules on Exchange via OWA as you are aware.

As for a Microsoft Article saying "OWA Doesn't Do the Following" - I doubt one exists, so your Boss will have to make do with your word unfortunately.

If he doesn't believe it - get him / her to login to OWA and try to waste his / her time trying to make it work.  Either they will give up or soon realise that it is not possible.

It could be likened to asking for proof that God exists - we all have heard about him and lots of us believe in him, but is your Boss going to only believe in God if he / she see physical evidence from some trusted authority confirming or denying his existence?
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Alan HardistyCommented:
I know my car can fly - but it isn't written in the manual and I have never seen it happen - but I have wasted lots of time trying to make it fly!
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
@alanhardisty: i will use that for sure! hahaha
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
great analogies :)
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Alan HardistyCommented:
Sorry - sometimes my mind just goes off on a tangent!
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Auric1983Commented:
You could try a DILBERT cartoon, they work well too :)
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Alan HardistyCommented:
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Alan HardistyCommented:
Sorry about the trailer!
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Blue Street TechLast KnightsAuthor Commented:
You guys are funny...im just laughing...its all good!
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