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I am trying to create a rule in outlook but the rule is automatically becoming client-only. How do I prevent it?

The rule actions are: Move messages to a folder & display an alert.

The rule works fine if I just configure moving messages to folder. But, when I set display alert, it becomes client-only. I have read this. But, at least moving messages to folder part should work with server as well.

I read somewhere that there is fixed size for outlook rules. Does this have anything to do with it? I have just 5 rules btw and one of them is becoming client-only.

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The answer to this is the same as the answer to the linked question. If the rule is server-side, it is processed whether or not there is a client present and connected. If you want to display an alert, then the client must be present, therefore it cannot be a server-side rule.

If you want it server-side, you cannot have an alert. If you want an alert, you cannot have it server side.

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cant the server execute the move messages to folder of my rule somehow? because, this made me create 2 rules, 1 for moving messages and one just for displaying alert! – tumchaaditya May 3 '12 at 3:55
Yes the server can do the move it is a server side rule, and it cannot be a server side rule if it has a client actionable component such as displaying an alert. – Paul May 3 '12 at 4:01

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