new mail rule: Clear Categories on mail (recommended) - where did this come from?


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Andrew Hamilton

I use OL 2003 and I have lots of rules to sort email into folders. I
use this facility to keep all my messages from different lists and
groups separate from each other.

The other day I was editing this list and noticed a new rule at the
very top of the window:

Clear categories on mail (recommended)

I KNOW I never added this rule. Nor can I edit/ modify / delete it.
Can anyone tell me what this rule does?

When I tried to uncheck the checkbox, that operation failed.

This rule no text in the Rule Description window, so I have no idea
what it is doing.

When I select this rule, the X-Delete button is grayed out. So are
the Change Rule and Copy buttons.

-AH
 
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Roady [MVP]

Sounds like you've previously had Outlook 2007 installed.
You can force a deletion of all rules on your mailbox via;
Start-> Run; outlook.exe /cleanrules
 
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Andrew Hamilton

Sounds like you've previously had Outlook 2007 installed.
You can force a deletion of all rules on your mailbox via;
Start-> Run; outlook.exe /cleanrules

I did have a trial install of OL 2007 on my laptop, which I deleted
because I didn't like the new ribbon interface nor did I see enough
improvements in OL 2007 to justify all the pain involved in migration.

Thanks for the tip.

However, I have lots of rules and I don't want to have to re-enter
them. If I create an export file, can I edit that file before
re-importing my rules? In fact, more generally, is there any way to
edit an rwz file?

-AH
 
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