Outlook & rules


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Zadig Galbaras

Hi...
I hate rules management in Outlook!

Firstly, ever since the first Outlook took to the skies, the handling of
rules has been under pari by a tons of miles...
First of all, if you switch your pst-file between two computers rules have a
nasty habit of automatically ad "but for this computer only" to every rule,
rendering them useless.
To fix that one have to edit every rule one by one to uncheck this option.

Secondly, to preserve rules you have to export them to a .rwz-file every
time you make a new one, so they are reachable if you of some reasons need
to use your PST-file in a new installation of Outlook. And after importing
them you have to tediously edit each end every one of them again.

Thirdly, if you want to run a rule from the rules dialog box, you have to
click on each and every one of them to select them to be run. When you have
more than a hundred rules that is a tedious task. A little button saying
"select all" wouldn't find a better quest for life then just right there.

Fourthly, if you close you default PST-file, and establish an new one, and
then reopen the old one for transferring of data to the new one, ALL your
rules are GONE!!! It's back to the tedious task of making new ones again.
Especially if you didn't export first because you thought they were where
you last had them

Fifthly, en easy way to make a rule for outgoing mail from a rule for
incoming is absent. When my friend mother Theresa send me a mail, I make a
rule to move that to the folder where I want all the mail form that email
address to be gathered. Then I want a copy of the mail I send her, to be
saved in that same directory. With Outlook's crappy rules management I have
to double my number of rules to do so.

Sixthly, making rules is a painstakingly lasting task, and therefore
shouldn't be that easy to lose.

Seventhly, this are only some of the critics to the problem I have found so
far, and nothing has been done to rectify this since early in the computer
age in the last millennium.

Is there a third party solution out there on the net which can help a
"rules-dyslectic" like me?

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Regards
Zadig Galbaras
(nick)
www.tresfjording.com
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Gregg Hill

For #5:

Tools > Options > E-mail Options button > Advanced E-mail Options > In
folders other than Inbox, save replies with original message.

Works for me!

Gregg Hill
 
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Zadig Galbaras

and it seems to work for me too....

Thanx a lot, Gregg!

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Regards
Zadig Galbaras
(nick)
www.tresfjording.com
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Gregg Hill said:
For #5:

Tools > Options > E-mail Options button > Advanced E-mail Options > In
folders other than Inbox, save replies with original message.

Works for me!

Gregg Hill
 

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