I am upgrading from outlook 2011 to 2015 on a mac, with el Capitan. There doesn't appear to be any way to move all of my rules, so I'm re-generating them. I only have 5-10, so it's not a big deal.

However, one of my rules has: Specific Header: Message-ID does not contain pull

On 2011, this works fine.

On 2015, I have the "Specific Header" option, and then it gives a text box for the header, and then a pulldown for "does not contain", but then there's no text box for "pull"

Has anyone else seen this?

2011: 2011 version

2015: 2015 version

  • I just noticed that one was "does not contain" and the other is "contains" but they work the same. Dec 4 '15 at 16:13
  • Huh? I don't understand your comment. Dec 15 '15 at 16:46
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    Where you stated in your comment that I just noticed that one was "does not contain" and the other is "contains" but they work the same.. I thought that meant you actually found where the field for your rule was found where it needed to specify contains that you previously "thought" was missing and that's why you asked the question in the first place. I guess I didn't realize that you were missing some "pull" field but I found your MS post where the MS people asked you to open a bug ticket for the issue, correct? Dec 15 '15 at 19:04
  • I tried re-installing, and it didn't help... And yeah, the problem is that the text box at the end isn't present... Current status: reverted to 2011. Dec 15 '15 at 20:41

Thought you'd like to know they fixed this in a recent version (15.36). If you're unable to update for some reason, I think you are still able to tab through the fields and edit it there without being able to see the field.

Specific header rules working in v15.36


At some point they seem to have "solved" this problem by removing the "specific header" option and replacing it with the "header" option. So you can't check if a specific header has "pull" but you can check if ANY header has "pull" which seems sub-optimal...

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