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I'm using Outlook 2010 and I can only add a Rules query that uses the OR boolean operator on a Subject line match. I want to use an AND boolean operator but cannot work out how to achieve this.

My Outlook 2010 Rule query looks like this:

Apply this rule after the message arrives
from foo@bar
  and with 'foo' or 'bar' or 'baz' in the subject
assign it to the Foo Bar Baz category

What I really want though is this:

Apply this rule after the message arrives
from foo@bar
  and with 'foo' and 'bar' and 'baz' in the subject
assign it to the Foo Bar Baz category

I cannot write VBA code, so this is not a solution for me. If anyone knows how to achieve this, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

I note that in the question Outlook 2010 RULES - How to use OR boolean, which is along the same lines, there's a suggestion that the AND boolean operator is the default for Subject match rules in Outlook 2010, but I'm not seeing that behaviour at all.

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This is what I've used in the past for the same problem. It requires a little more work, but there is a way to work around this by using categories.

The workaround makes use of assigning a category if the first word is found and have a second rule look for another word and the category assigned by the first rule. The second rule can then perform the action if both words are found or add yet another category if you want to check for a 3rd word.

Here is the article explaining how to do it.

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