One of my clients would prefer that I have an email address in their domain. They run SBS 2k8 so I just monitor my email from them (and their clients) via Outlook Web Access.

No POP or IMAP access, only OWA. No VPN access either, so no "real" Outlook. Just OWA.

I figured I'd build an outlook rule to forward mail from that account to an account that I monitor -- that way I won't need to keep IE open all the time to monitor email. However, I just can't seem to get the dang rule to work and am hoping someone here can give me a nudge or pointer.

From OWA, I click on Options -> Rules and edit my current rule that kinda works. The rule is supposed to forward the email sent to me and then move it to a folder. It does move it to a folder... just never seems to forward it.

The rule looks like this:

Apply this rule after the message arrives
where my name is in the To box
redirect it to myaddresss@mydomain.com
and move it to the Forwarded to MyEmail folder
except with "ALERT" in the subject

As I mentioned, mail does get moved, just never redirected. I've tried "Forward" and "redirect" actions with the same results.

Any suggestions?


Right then. So I just broke down and had him configure a forwarder for me on his Exchange server. Problem solved, no rules necessary.

original issue to remain a mystery.


Remember you can always try RPC over HTTP (Outlook Anywhere) and then the user can use real outlook whereever and whenever. Just a pointer. Good luck :D

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