Create a rule that acts on received auto-forwarded messages


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alicorn2

I'm looking for kind of the opposite of creating a rule to auto-forward
emails. I want to create a rule that acts on RECEIVED auto-forwarded emails,
but not any that were manually forwarded or replied to by the same person.

E.g. Jim forwards me all emails with "blah" in the subject, and I want to
move those auto forwards to my "Jim's auto-forwards" folder, but if he
forwards me a message manually that says "blah" but he adds his own comments,
I want it to stay in my inbox.
 
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VanguardLH

alicorn2 said:
I'm looking for kind of the opposite of creating a rule to auto-forward
emails. I want to create a rule that acts on RECEIVED auto-forwarded emails,
but not any that were manually forwarded or replied to by the same person.

E.g. Jim forwards me all emails with "blah" in the subject, and I want to
move those auto forwards to my "Jim's auto-forwards" folder, but if he
forwards me a message manually that says "blah" but he adds his own comments,
I want it to stay in my inbox.
Just what do you expect to test on in a received e-mail to detect that it
was automatically forwarded versus manually forwarded? There is nothing
that goes into an e-mail by RFC standards that is mandated to identify any
automatic forwarding.
 
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Beverley Moysey

Just what do you expect to test on in a received e-mail to detect that it
was automatically forwarded versus manually forwarded?  There is nothing
that goes into an e-mail by RFC standards that is mandated to identify any
automatic forwarding.  
Well, Outlook seems to know that it is auto forwarded, as it shows up
as such when you view the email. Just above the "From" section but
just below the ribbon, it says something like:

This message was AutoForwarded.
Extra line breaks in this message were removed.

So if Outlook can tell it was AutoForwarded in order to give me that
message, then it is something I should be able to test for in a rule
condition. It's an Exchange Server if that helps.
 
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planetthoughtful

Well,Outlookseems to know that it is auto forwarded, as it shows up
as such when you view the email.  Just above the "From" section but
just below the ribbon, it says something like:

This message wasAutoForwarded.
Extra line breaks in this message were removed.

So ifOutlookcan tell it wasAutoForwardedin order to give me that
message, then it is something I should be able to test for in arule
condition. It's an Exchange Server if that helps.
Your mileage may vary, but in my own setup the email arrives with the
words "Auto forwarded by a Rule" in the message body. I test for the
"From" email address and the existence of these words and process
accordingly.

Of course, there's nothing to stop these rules from catching the
phrase from a quoted email in the email text and misfiring, but in my
case this isn't an issue.

Much warmth,

planetthoughtful
 
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Beverley Moysey

Your mileage may vary, but in my own setup the email arrives with the
words "Auto forwarded by a Rule" in the message body. I test for the
"From" email address and the existence of these words and process
accordingly.

Of course, there's nothing to stop these rules from catching the
phrase from a quoted email in the email text and misfiring, but in my
case this isn't an issue.

Much warmth,

planetthoughtful
Thanks, planetthoughtful, that works. You're right that if it's a
quoted it goes when it shouldn't but it's better than nothing.
 
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you cannot move the auto-forwarded message to certain folder, but you can identify the auto forwarded msg by conditional formatting

view > view setting > conditional formatting > add > condition > advanced tab > field > choose "Auto Forwarded" > exist or does not exist
 
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