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Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5257] Sun, 16 July 2006 04:50 Go to next message
MikeR-Oz
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Registered: July 2006
Junior Member
I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to various sub
folders or new folders. I use these:-

Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list \ with
specific words in the senders address \ with specific words in the subject or
body

Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from people in my
address book and when they send a message sometimes their name and address is
in the 'from' and other times it is just their name and so the ones with just
their name do not get moved across to the folder I want. I have added their
name or at least their first name in my rules but still no luck.

Example :-
Name only in From Field-
Amanda Testing

name and Email address in From Field-
Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]

Any ideas?
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5266] Sun, 16 July 2006 07:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench
Messages: 1219
Registered: June 2006
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In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to various
> sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
>
> Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list \
> with specific words in the senders address \ with specific words in
> the subject or body
>
> Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from people
> in my address book and when they send a message sometimes their name
> and address is in the 'from' and other times it is just their name
> and so the ones with just their name do not get moved across to the
> folder I want. I have added their name or at least their first name
> in my rules but still no luck.
>
> Example :-
> Name only in From Field-
> Amanda Testing
>
> name and Email address in From Field-
> Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
>
> Any ideas?

Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't have to be
in your contacts/address book.
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5307] Mon, 17 July 2006 05:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeR-Oz
Messages: 20
Registered: July 2006
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No I cannot see how I can just put in an address without it being in my
address book. I have even added it and it still does not work.
Mike

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

>
>
> In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> > I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to various
> > sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
> >
> > Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list \
> > with specific words in the senders address \ with specific words in
> > the subject or body
> >
> > Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from people
> > in my address book and when they send a message sometimes their name
> > and address is in the 'from' and other times it is just their name
> > and so the ones with just their name do not get moved across to the
> > folder I want. I have added their name or at least their first name
> > in my rules but still no luck.
> >
> > Example :-
> > Name only in From Field-
> > Amanda Testing
> >
> > name and Email address in From Field-
> > Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
> >
> > Any ideas?
>
> Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
> oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't have to be
> in your contacts/address book.
>
>
>
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5327] Mon, 17 July 2006 07:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench
Messages: 1219
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
In news:D7002F30-F8F2-46FA-9D49-9222AEB8F471@microsoft.com,
MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> No I cannot see how I can just put in an address without it being in
> my address book.

You just type it in. I just tested this myself and it works fine. I'm on
OL2003 - you don't mention your version of Outlook.


> I have even added it and it still does not work.
> Mike
>
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>> I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to various
>>> sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
>>>
>>> Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list \
>>> with specific words in the senders address \ with specific words in
>>> the subject or body
>>>
>>> Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from
>>> people in my address book and when they send a message sometimes
>>> their name and address is in the 'from' and other times it is just
>>> their name and so the ones with just their name do not get moved
>>> across to the folder I want. I have added their name or at least
>>> their first name in my rules but still no luck.
>>>
>>> Example :-
>>> Name only in From Field-
>>> Amanda Testing
>>>
>>> name and Email address in From Field-
>>> Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
>>>
>>> Any ideas?
>>
>> Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
>> oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't have
>> to be in your contacts/address book.
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5389] Mon, 17 July 2006 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeR-Oz
Messages: 20
Registered: July 2006
Junior Member
Outlook 2000. Can you step me through what it is you are doing? Mike

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

>
>
> In news:D7002F30-F8F2-46FA-9D49-9222AEB8F471@microsoft.com,
> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> > No I cannot see how I can just put in an address without it being in
> > my address book.
>
> You just type it in. I just tested this myself and it works fine. I'm on
> OL2003 - you don't mention your version of Outlook.
>
>
> > I have even added it and it still does not work.
> > Mike
> >
> > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
> >> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> >>> I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to various
> >>> sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
> >>>
> >>> Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list \
> >>> with specific words in the senders address \ with specific words in
> >>> the subject or body
> >>>
> >>> Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from
> >>> people in my address book and when they send a message sometimes
> >>> their name and address is in the 'from' and other times it is just
> >>> their name and so the ones with just their name do not get moved
> >>> across to the folder I want. I have added their name or at least
> >>> their first name in my rules but still no luck.
> >>>
> >>> Example :-
> >>> Name only in From Field-
> >>> Amanda Testing
> >>>
> >>> name and Email address in From Field-
> >>> Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
> >>>
> >>> Any ideas?
> >>
> >> Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
> >> oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't have
> >> to be in your contacts/address book.
>
>
>
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5460] Tue, 18 July 2006 06:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench
Messages: 1219
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
In news:F7859D1A-F507-4898-B5E1-91919F035B71@microsoft.com,
MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> Outlook 2000. Can you step me through what it is you are doing? Mike

I created a rule, typed in the e-mail address of the sender manually (not
browsing through the address book), and it worked.

Not sure whether OL2000 allows you to specify criteria found in the message
headers, but I didn't even need to do that in OL2003.


>
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> In news:D7002F30-F8F2-46FA-9D49-9222AEB8F471@microsoft.com,
>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>> No I cannot see how I can just put in an address without it being in
>>> my address book.
>>
>> You just type it in. I just tested this myself and it works fine.
>> I'm on OL2003 - you don't mention your version of Outlook.
>>
>>
>>> I have even added it and it still does not work.
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
>>>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>>>> I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to
>>>>> various sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
>>>>>
>>>>> Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list
>>>>> \ with specific words in the senders address \ with specific
>>>>> words in the subject or body
>>>>>
>>>>> Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from
>>>>> people in my address book and when they send a message sometimes
>>>>> their name and address is in the 'from' and other times it is just
>>>>> their name and so the ones with just their name do not get moved
>>>>> across to the folder I want. I have added their name or at least
>>>>> their first name in my rules but still no luck.
>>>>>
>>>>> Example :-
>>>>> Name only in From Field-
>>>>> Amanda Testing
>>>>>
>>>>> name and Email address in From Field-
>>>>> Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
>>>>>
>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
>>>> oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't
>>>> have to be in your contacts/address book.
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #5518] Tue, 18 July 2006 14:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeR-Oz
Messages: 20
Registered: July 2006
Junior Member
I have done the following and still no luck- where are you entering just the
email address?

Rules Wizard\new rule\>>>what type of rule do you want to create>>>check
messsages when they arrive>>>>next\>>> What condition do you want to
check>>>with specific words in the sneders addess>>>>next\>>>hat do you want
to do with the message>>>>Move it to a specified folder>>>Next\ etc etc


I typed in the actual email address at the 'specific words' in senders address

Mike

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

>
>
> In news:F7859D1A-F507-4898-B5E1-91919F035B71@microsoft.com,
> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> > Outlook 2000. Can you step me through what it is you are doing? Mike
>
> I created a rule, typed in the e-mail address of the sender manually (not
> browsing through the address book), and it worked.
>
> Not sure whether OL2000 allows you to specify criteria found in the message
> headers, but I didn't even need to do that in OL2003.
>
>
> >
> > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> In news:D7002F30-F8F2-46FA-9D49-9222AEB8F471@microsoft.com,
> >> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> >>> No I cannot see how I can just put in an address without it being in
> >>> my address book.
> >>
> >> You just type it in. I just tested this myself and it works fine.
> >> I'm on OL2003 - you don't mention your version of Outlook.
> >>
> >>
> >>> I have even added it and it still does not work.
> >>> Mike
> >>>
> >>> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
> >>>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> >>>>> I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to
> >>>>> various sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution list
> >>>>> \ with specific words in the senders address \ with specific
> >>>>> words in the subject or body
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from
> >>>>> people in my address book and when they send a message sometimes
> >>>>> their name and address is in the 'from' and other times it is just
> >>>>> their name and so the ones with just their name do not get moved
> >>>>> across to the folder I want. I have added their name or at least
> >>>>> their first name in my rules but still no luck.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Example :-
> >>>>> Name only in From Field-
> >>>>> Amanda Testing
> >>>>>
> >>>>> name and Email address in From Field-
> >>>>> Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Any ideas?
> >>>>
> >>>> Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
> >>>> oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't
> >>>> have to be in your contacts/address book.
>
>
>
Re: Outlook and message rules- can't get one to work? [message #6908] Sun, 23 July 2006 12:19 Go to previous message
lanwench
Messages: 1219
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
In news:7BF0D52D-E72D-443F-8D31-7895D9A206AF@microsoft.com,
MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> I have done the following and still no luck- where are you entering
> just the email address?
>
> Rules Wizard\new rule\>>>what type of rule do you want to
> create>>>check messsages when they arrive>>>>next\>>> What condition
> do you want to check>>>with specific words in the sneders
> addess>>>>next\>>>hat do you want to do with the message>>>>Move it
> to a specified folder>>>Next\ etc etc
>
>
> I typed in the actual email address at the 'specific words' in
> senders address

I just created a custom rule that acted on mail from a specific person, and
entered the exact address there.


>
> Mike
>
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> In news:F7859D1A-F507-4898-B5E1-91919F035B71@microsoft.com,
>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>> Outlook 2000. Can you step me through what it is you are doing? Mike
>>
>> I created a rule, typed in the e-mail address of the sender manually
>> (not browsing through the address book), and it worked.
>>
>> Not sure whether OL2000 allows you to specify criteria found in the
>> message headers, but I didn't even need to do that in OL2003.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In news:D7002F30-F8F2-46FA-9D49-9222AEB8F471@microsoft.com,
>>>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>>>> No I cannot see how I can just put in an address without it being
>>>>> in my address book.
>>>>
>>>> You just type it in. I just tested this myself and it works fine.
>>>> I'm on OL2003 - you don't mention your version of Outlook.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I have even added it and it still does not work.
>>>>> Mike
>>>>>
>>>>> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In news:3C1FBAB2-6990-4D63-836A-9816BBF5907A@microsoft.com,
>>>>>> MikeR-Oz <MikeROz@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>>>>>> I have set up message rules to divert mail from my inbox to
>>>>>>> various sub folders or new folders. I use these:-
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Check messages when they arrive\ from people or distribution
>>>>>>> list \ with specific words in the senders address \ with
>>>>>>> specific words in the subject or body
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Now the problem is that some of the messages are recieved from
>>>>>>> people in my address book and when they send a message sometimes
>>>>>>> their name and address is in the 'from' and other times it is
>>>>>>> just their name and so the ones with just their name do not get
>>>>>>> moved across to the folder I want. I have added their name or
>>>>>>> at least their first name in my rules but still no luck.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Example :-
>>>>>>> Name only in From Field-
>>>>>>> Amanda Testing
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> name and Email address in From Field-
>>>>>>> Amanda testing [amandtesting@isp.net.au]
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can't you specify that it's to act on all messages from
>>>>>> oeblogs@domain.com - just by typing in the address? It doesn't
>>>>>> have to be in your contacts/address book.
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