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One of my clients would prefer that I have an email address in their domain. They run SBS 2k8 so I just monitor my email from them (and their clients) via Outlook Web Access.

No POP or IMAP access, only OWA. No VPN access either, so no "real" Outlook. Just OWA.

I figured I'd build an outlook rule to forward mail from that account to an account that I monitor -- that way I won't need to keep IE open all the time to monitor email. However, I just can't seem to get the dang rule to work and am hoping someone here can give me a nudge or pointer.

From OWA, I click on Options -> Rules and edit my current rule that kinda works. The rule is supposed to forward the email sent to me and then move it to a folder. It does move it to a folder... just never seems to forward it.

The rule looks like this:

Apply this rule after the message arrives
where my name is in the To box
redirect it to
and move it to the Forwarded to MyEmail folder
except with "ALERT" in the subject

As I mentioned, mail does get moved, just never redirected. I've tried "Forward" and "redirect" actions with the same results.

Any suggestions?

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Right then. So I just broke down and had him configure a forwarder for me on his Exchange server. Problem solved, no rules necessary.

original issue to remain a mystery.

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Remember you can always try RPC over HTTP (Outlook Anywhere) and then the user can use real outlook whereever and whenever. Just a pointer. Good luck :D

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