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quite an interesting one regarding message rules...

I have some users who want to use message rules to filter an email before it's sent and then depending on which email addresses have been included in the To: field, if certain ones appear, to stop the message being sent and a message alert box to be displayed.

OS: Win7 & XP pro

Office (Outlook) 2010 & XP (2002)

I've looked through setting up message rules, but the rules seem to lack the ability to apply to a message before it is sent, rather it reads 'apply this rule after I send a message', any ideas/input? Thanks! :)

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We have come up with a solution, but only with using VBA code as thims mentioned below! –  HaydnWVN Dec 19 '11 at 9:23
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

In fact, Outlook's outgoing rules run just before message is sent. Do not be confused by "after I send a message", they mean "after I click Send button" by this.

Real question is how to stop messages from being sent... The only thing that comes to my mind is defer delivery. There is no out-of-the-box way to cancel delivery. You can write custom VBA script however.

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Thanks! Will leave unanswered for the time being to see if there is an 'out of the box' way to cancel :) –  HaydnWVN Nov 3 '11 at 12:10
    
The only solution is with VBA code, thanks thims! –  HaydnWVN Dec 19 '11 at 9:24
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