Outlook rules puzzle for clever people....help please!


D

David

I have a puzzle which I would like someone to help solve if at all
possible!

If I may explain.....

I have two business email accounts on two separate networks which cannot
be connected together. On both networks the client software is Outlook
2003.

With Network A, I can only access emails while physically in the office.
With Network B, I can access emails from any physical location via
webmail.

I would rather manage all of my email in one place which is accessible
from anywhere.

It is trivially easy to do this on Hetwork A, by configuring an Outlook
rule on Network B to redirect or forward all messages to Network A.
However I then can't access mail from anywhere other than my physical
Network A office location.

Instead I would like to be able to configure a rule in Outlook on Network
A, to automatically send all emails as and when received to Network B.

I want to set it up so that emails are forwarded (either as an attachment
or inline, it doesn't really matter which) rather than redirect them as I
know from experience that a redirect rule will change the 'To' field in
the message subject header from the original email address the sender
used, to the redirected address. I don't want this to happen, because it
is important that the 'To' field is left intact for valid business
reasons.

So what I want to be able to do is something like reply using a specific
template', but can't do this by setting up a reply template pre-populated
address, because it woud then not include the original message (either as
an attachment or inline).

So instead I want to configure Outlook on Network A to forward messages
to Network B. This would normally be quite simple were it not for the
fact that unfortunately Network A requires us to use a specific release
phrase as the first words in the subject line of all messages sent
externally over the internet. Messages which don't contain this phrase
are not released and bounce back and this can't be turned off.

So I want to be able to set up a template so that I can configure a rule
in Outlook on the client side which the server then uses to forward all
emails received on Network A to my email address on Network B with the
release phrase in the subject header, and which also includes all of the
original message and attachments, either as an attachment itself or
inline.

Unfortunately I can't seem to find an appropriate option in the rules
configuration area of Outlook which would allow me to do what I want
here.

So my question is........Can this be done, and if so, how do I do it?
 
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David Qunt

I have a puzzle which I would like someone to help solve if at all
possible!

If I may explain.....

I have two business email accounts on two separate networks which
cannot be connected together. On both networks the client software is
Outlook 2003.

With Network A, I can only access emails while physically in the
office. With Network B, I can access emails from any physical location
via webmail.

I would rather manage all of my email in one place which is accessible
from anywhere.

It is trivially easy to do this on Hetwork A, by configuring an
Outlook rule on Network B to redirect or forward all messages to
Network A. However I then can't access mail from anywhere other than
my physical Network A office location.

Instead I would like to be able to configure a rule in Outlook on
Network A, to automatically send all emails as and when received to
Network B.

I want to set it up so that emails are forwarded (either as an
attachment or inline, it doesn't really matter which) rather than
redirect them as I know from experience that a redirect rule will
change the 'To' field in the message subject header from the original
email address the sender used, to the redirected address. I don't want
this to happen, because it is important that the 'To' field is left
intact for valid business reasons.

So what I want to be able to do is something like reply using a
specific template', but can't do this by setting up a reply template
pre-populated address, because it woud then not include the original
message (either as an attachment or inline).

So instead I want to configure Outlook on Network A to forward
messages to Network B. This would normally be quite simple were it not
for the fact that unfortunately Network A requires us to use a
specific release phrase as the first words in the subject line of all
messages sent externally over the internet. Messages which don't
contain this phrase are not released and bounce back and this can't be
turned off.

So I want to be able to set up a template so that I can configure a
rule in Outlook on the client side which the server then uses to
forward all emails received on Network A to my email address on
Network B with the release phrase in the subject header, and which
also includes all of the original message and attachments, either as
an attachment itself or inline.

Unfortunately I can't seem to find an appropriate option in the rules
configuration area of Outlook which would allow me to do what I want
here.

So my question is........Can this be done, and if so, how do I do it?

Anyone?
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Usually means the question is too unclear for us to decipher. I'd say this
one qualifies.
 
J

John Blessing

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B

Brian Tillman

David said:
So instead I want to configure Outlook on Network A to forward
messages to Network B. This would normally be quite simple were it
not for the fact that unfortunately Network A requires us to use a
specific release phrase as the first words in the subject line of all
messages sent externally over the internet. Messages which don't
contain this phrase are not released and bounce back and this can't
be turned off.

So I want to be able to set up a template so that I can configure a
rule in Outlook on the client side which the server then uses to
forward all emails received on Network A to my email address on
Network B with the release phrase in the subject header, and which
also includes all of the original message and attachments, either as
an attachment itself or inline.

First, rules don't operate on "networks". They operate on incoming
messages. Define a rule that simply forwards all incoming messages to
address B. This seems to accomplish what I read as your intended goal. I
don't understand why you think this is difficult, so perhaps I don't
understand the details of what you want.
 

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