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Rules in MS Outlook 2010

Posted on 2013-06-14
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I wish to create a rule that will sort based upon the message subject line.
For example, the rule says sort on a subject line that contains 40 characters.  Will the entire 40 characters be used or will Outlook trim the the 40 characters to some fixed number of characters, what is that fixed number, and will this  trimming be from the left or the right?

Thanx,
GK
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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subject line that contains 40 characters .. such rule exist?
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by:jcimarron
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kaplang10--
I do not understand what you want.  
Have you opened the list of rules that Outlook suggests?
•Go to the Home tab
•Click the Rules dropdown
•Click Create New Rule

http://legalofficeguru.com/configuring-rules-in-microsoft-outlook-to-automate-message-handling/
I do not see anything about the number of characters in the subject line.  However there are several rules that are based on the content of the Subject line.
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by:kaplang10
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Let me attempt to be more clear.
I am attempting to create a rule from the 'Home' tab.  I click on 'Rules' from the 'Move' part of the button bar.
I am then presented several check box options, one of which is 'Subject'.  The accompanying box may or may not be pre-filled in with a subject line that will be compared to the subject lines of incoming messages.
My question is:  If I put 50 characters as a subject line to compare, will Outlook compare all 50 characters?  Will it compare 60?  70?  What is the largest number?
Thankyou
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by:jcimarron
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kaplang10--I think you are going to have to try that on your own messages.
I should think if you put 50 characters in the Rule's Subject line, Outlook will use all 50 for comparison.  If the incoming email contains more characters but 50 are as you have entered, I should think the Rule will apply.

Send yourself some emails with various combinations.
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kaplang10 earned 0 total points
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No one really answered the question.  So I am closing it.
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by:jcimarron
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kaplang10--
It is disappointing you did not try that "experiment".  You had nothing to lose--if such a rule is really important to you.
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No one had an answer other that experiment.
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