Manage rules in Outlook

I have a user with over 100 rules in Outlook 2013 on a Windows 8 Pro PC. Their email account is a hosted exchange account.

They want to review the rules but Outlook does not make it easy... you have to do it one by one.

Trying to find a software product that will display them in some kind of format that lets you see all of conditions, actions etc side by side.

We tried Rules Manager by SperrySoftware, but at the moment it does not appear to be playing nicely in Windows 8.


Any other products or methods anyone can suggest?

Thanks!

Tomster2
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
To get you started, here is a powershell script that will give you a list of the rules. You may be extrapolate the other associated properties of the rule to get a more complete output.

Add-Type -AssemblyName microsoft.office.interop.outlook
$olFolders = "Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.OlDefaultFolders" -as [type]
$outlook = New-Object -ComObject outlook.application
$namespace  = $Outlook.GetNameSpace("mapi")
$folder = $namespace.getDefaultFolder($olFolders::olFolderInbox)
$rules = $outlook.session.DefaultStore.GetRules()
$rules |
Sort-Object -Property ExecutionOrder |
Format-Table -Property Name, ExecutionOrder, Enabled, isLocalRule -AutoSize

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2009/12/15/hey-scripting-guy-december-15-2009.aspx
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Tomster2Author Commented:
Sorry but I am not a literate with scripting tools.  However, thanks for posting.
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Ben VrijsenOwnerCommented:
I'm really crazy about Auto-Mate from Pergenex.
Your have no limitations at all with creating rules and the series of actions linked to those rules.
I've been using it for years now and it makes my work a lot easier!
Have a look at http://www.pergenex.com/auto-mate/
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Tomster2Author Commented:
We'll take a look at auto-mate.... thanks.
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Tomster2Author Commented:
Thanks for the replies.  I am not competent at scripting - but I appreciate your taking time to outline a starting point.

Once I get past the rest of the XP to W7 conversions I will look at Auto-Mate. At first glance it looks like a possibility.
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