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It appears that when sending mail, the rule I use to move the sent item to another mailbox' sent items folder isn't processed. If I manually use the "process rules now" button it works as expected.

Is there any way to:

  • put these sent items directly into the mailbox when using "send as", without rules

  • if rules need to be used, how do I make sure they are processed right after sending the mail

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I don't think you can automate that, since rules are designed to run before email is delivered, not before sent mail is processed.

The only other options are to manually trigger the rule (as you've already stated) or create a macro that does the move, and assign the macro to a button on the toolbar. Although that would be easier to initiate, it would be much harder to design the macro to do what you want.

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could you elaborate on the macro's, please? – HannesFostie Aug 24 '10 at 8:03 – Tom Aug 24 '10 at 15:01
I see, well that wouldn't help me much as 1) it'd be a PITA to get it to work as you said, and 2) I could just as well make a rule to do it and then press the "process rules" after sending, instead of pressing the macro button, so it wouldn't really improve much (if at all) – HannesFostie Aug 25 '10 at 7:49

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