Outlook 2002 Rule Wizard Missing


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jerome

I have just switch from Outlook Express to Outlook 2002,
and when I installed Outlook I noticed there is no "Rules
Wizard" listed in the "Tools" drop down menu. I chosed
every thing to be on the Hard Drive during the install. I
am using Version (10.2627.2625.). Is this an add on
program or what. I am lost to why it not there. Used it in
Outlook Express and was most happy with filtering
successfully. Can someone explain what must be done or
direct me.

jerome
 
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Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]

Are you in the Inbox folder when you check for the Rules Wizard? Do you
have e-mail accounts set up?

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jerome

-----Original Message-----
I have just switch from Outlook Express to Outlook 2002,
and when I installed Outlook I noticed there is no "Rules
Wizard" listed in the "Tools" drop down menu. I chosed
every thing to be on the Hard Drive during the install. I
am using Version (10.2627.2625.). Is this an add on
program or what. I am lost to why it not there. Used it in
Outlook Express and was most happy with filtering
successfully. Can someone explain what must be done or
direct me.

jerome

Thank You, I did not have the account set up, when I did
it the "Rules Wizard" appeared in the drop-down menu. I
could find no explanation from the Knowledge Base or
Microsoft Support about this. My first experience with a
Web connect before something will work, I have taken for
granted it's part of the add/remove application install.
This changing way of doing things, and lack of notifying
you of it's pecularities just makes a person wonder if
Federal Laws should pervail to prevent consumer's from
wasting unnecessary time to learn what should work
naturally.

jerome
 
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*Vanguard*

"jerome" said in news:[email protected]:
I have just switch from Outlook Express to Outlook 2002,
and when I installed Outlook I noticed there is no "Rules
Wizard" listed in the "Tools" drop down menu. I chosed
every thing to be on the Hard Drive during the install. I
am using Version (10.2627.2625.). Is this an add on
program or what. I am lost to why it not there. Used it in
Outlook Express and was most happy with filtering
successfully. Can someone explain what must be done or
direct me.

jerome

You must have an e-mail type folder selected for the Rules Wizard to be
enabled. The rules get exercised against e-mail messages, not against
calendar events, tasks, notes, or other non-email items. The root folder
("Outlook Today"), by the way, is an e-mail folder, too. It just has a home
page defined to change its view (from the default you get in Inbox or any
new e-mail type folder you create).
 
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*Vanguard*

"jerome" said in news:[email protected]:
Thank You, I did not have the account set up, when I did
it the "Rules Wizard" appeared in the drop-down menu. I
could find no explanation from the Knowledge Base or
Microsoft Support about this. My first experience with a
Web connect before something will work, I have taken for
granted it's part of the add/remove application install.
This changing way of doing things, and lack of notifying
you of it's pecularities just makes a person wonder if
Federal Laws should pervail to prevent consumer's from
wasting unnecessary time to learn what should work
naturally.

jerome

Outlook and Outlook Express are not the same product. Nor are they code
derivatives or siblings of each other. Nor is one a full version and the
other a lite version (of the same full version product). They are
completely separate and different programs. Just because they both have
"Outlook" in their name doesn't mean they share features or behaviors. Word
and WordPerfect are separate products and you would expect their features,
usage, and behavior to be completely different. Treat Outlook and Outlook
Express the same way. Outlook is a component of Microsoft's Office suite
(and you have to pay for it). Outlook Express is a component of the
Internet Explorer package (that you get for free). You changed to
completely different e-mail software, so expect differences in their feature
sets and behavior.
 

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