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Problem with Outlook 2013 Inbox Rules

I use Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 for several email accounts.  I have 2 Exchange accounts (one for my client and one for my company) and 3 personal email accounts (POP/SMTP).

The problem is that Outlook has somehow associated the inboxes of my personal POP/SMTP to the client Exchange account so far as creating new rules goes.  It appears that I would have to associate my inbox rules with either of the 2 Exchange accounts only - and right now they're tied to my client Exchange account.

This is a problem because it's been moving mail from my client which I need to remain in that Exchange inbox.

Why can't I have separate rules for POP/SMTP accounts?  I see no options to create any new POP/SMTP that "won't" be stuck under the client Exchange account.  It's automatic.
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Gene Klamerus
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KwoofCommented:
when you go to manage rules...the first dropdown is for account...do the same rules show for different accounts?

Outlook should be maintaining separate rules for each account.

I will try to simulate on my servers
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ezekielseyesCommented:
Hi,

when you set up a new rule, start from a "blank" rule and choose "Check messages when they arrive". In the next step you can then choose "Through the specified account" as an additional condition. Through this you will be able to set up a rule that only applies for mails received through your pop account for example.

(Just add "Through the specified account" to every rule you want to set up for your personal pop/smtp account.)
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Gene KlamerusTechnical ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I only have two drop down items.  The first (the first account I set up) is where all the ISP accounts I have show up.  I see no way of adding accounts and having them "not" go there.  I've tried repeatedly.
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Gene KlamerusTechnical ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Aha.

Excellent solution to the problem.  Outlook shouldn't "bunch" accounts like it is, but this seems to get around the problem.
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Gene KlamerusTechnical ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Just one follow-on.

You wouldn't know of a way to modify existing rules in a situation like this would you?  I have at least 50 rules and recreating them all will be a pain in the butt.
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ezekielseyesCommented:
Sorry, I don't have any other idea than to re-create the rules separately.
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