Question concerning rules in Outlook


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Guest

I am trying to make a custom rule when a certain set of emails come in,
they go to a certain folder and the attachments(which are small mp3s) will
automatically open when I open the folder that is holding these emails.
I went into the rules and assigned the emails to go into the folder and
it works fine but I need the attachments of all the emails(which are mp3s) to
open at the same time in MusicMatch Jukebox.
When I click on custom rule, there is a box that I think is supposed to
have some choices in it but it is blank. The note in the help filestated
that If the add-in does not appear, the add-in is not properly installed for
use by Outlook. You must contact the add-in developer for assistance.
Below is the help file I looked at:

Create a custom action rule
To create a rule by choosing your own conditions, actions, and exceptions,
do the following:

In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the
Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the
shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in
the folder.), click Mail.
On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts.
If you own more than one e-mail account, in the Apply changes to this folder
list, select the Inbox that you want.
Click New Rule.
Under Start from a blank rule, select either Check messages when they arrive
or Check messages after sending, and then click Next.
Under Step 1: Select condition(s), select the conditions that you want the
messages to meet for the rule to apply.
Under Step 2: Edit the rule description, click each underlined value, enter
the criteria for each condition, and then click Next.
Under Step 1: Select action(s), scroll down the actions list, and then
select the perform a custom action check box.
Under Step 2: Edit the rule description, click the underlined value a custom
action.
Under Choose an action to be performed, select the add-in that you want to
run.
Note If the add-in does not appear, the add-in is not properly installed
for use by Outlook. You must contact the add-in developer for assistance.

To change the Action value, click Change.
Click OK to close the dialog box, and then click Next.
Under Step 1: Select exception(s), select any exceptions to the rule, and
then click Next.
To finish creating the rule, enter a name for the rule, and then select any
other options that you want.
If you want to run this rule on messages that are in one of your folders,
select the Run this rule now on messages already in "folder" check box.
To apply this rule to all of your e-mail accounts and the Inbox associated
with each account, select the Create this rule on all accounts check box.
 
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Guest

The custom action in this case would have to be some kind of program or
script that would open MusicMatch Jukebox and then open and play those mp3
attachments. There's nothing like that built into Outlook.

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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