Why can’t my Outlook 2007 rule be server-side when using 'Mark as Read Only" rule.


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Frank Rizzo

Using Outlook 2007 with an Exchange Server. The email is server-side.

I am trying to setup a server-side rule, but if I decide to mark the
message read-only, Outlook forces the rule to be client-side. I'd like
my rules to be server-side. Anyway of getting around that?

What am I missing?
 
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Roady [MVP]

That action is not available for server-side use.
If possible, you can split up the rule so that one part of the action is
taken server-side and the mark as read action is done client side.

If you were only to access your mailbox via Outlook, then the fact being it
a client side rule doesn't matter since the rule will be executed directly
when you open up Outlook and will also be stored on the server.
 
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Frank Rizzo

That action is not available for server-side use.
If possible, you can split up the rule so that one part of the action is
taken server-side and the mark as read action is done client side.

Any idea why that would be the case? It sounds like marking item
read-only could be a server side action.

If you were only to access your mailbox via Outlook, then the fact being
it a client side rule doesn't matter since the rule will be executed
directly when you open up Outlook and will also be stored on the server.

I also hit the email with the iPhone.
 
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Roady [MVP]

Pretty much all item changing actions (flag a rule, assign category, etc...)
are client-only.
Some additional background can be found here;
http://www.msoutlook.info/question/371

Moving it to a different folder would be server-side or you would have to
create the same rule on your iPhone.
 
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VanguardLH

Frank said:
Using Outlook 2007 with an Exchange Server. The email is server-side.

I am trying to setup a server-side rule, but if I decide to mark the
message read-only, Outlook forces the rule to be client-side. I'd like
my rules to be server-side. Anyway of getting around that?

What am I missing?

The mail server doesn't care if you have read an e-mail or not. It is
delivering e-mails to you, not figuring out how you want them managed in
your *local* e-mail client. Marked-as-read is an attribute you want for
displaying an item in the local e-mail client, nothing to do with the
storage of the item up on the server.

If you add clauses to your rule which are effected or whose scope only makes
sense within the e-mail client itself then they will be local rules. Remove
the mark-as-read clause if you want those rules to be server-side rules.
 
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Frank Rizzo

The mail server doesn't care if you have read an e-mail or not. It is
delivering e-mails to you, not figuring out how you want them managed in
your *local* e-mail client. Marked-as-read is an attribute you want for
displaying an item in the local e-mail client, nothing to do with the
storage of the item up on the server.

I disagree. Follow this scenario:

1. 5 message is received.
2. iPhone beeps. I open 1 of those 5 emails on the iPhone.
3. 10 minutes later, I open Outlook, it loads the mail. One of the 5
messages is already marked read.

Clearly this happened on the server. Thus your point is wrong.

Regards
 
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