Executives at my company typically send/broadcast messages with blank To: & Cc: fields (i.e., every address/DL is Bcc'd). I'd like to filter these messages to a specific folder.

I can't simply filter messages that don't include me or the DLs which include me for two reasons:

  • I am sometimes added to DLs without notice
  • DLs of DLs (of DLs (of DLs)) are in constant flux

I don't want to filter all messages from the execs, only the broadcasts.

Is there any rule or small set of rules which could accomplish this?


Let's assume that a broadcast message has the following conditions:

  • You are not in the To: field
  • You are not in the CC: field

In this case, you can simply setup a filter to move all messages to a "Broadcast" folder except for messages where your name is in the To: or CC: field. There is already an answer for this on superuser:

How To Filter On Bcc Info

You will still get direct messages from execs or non-boradcast messages sent to the list.

  • What about messages with a DL I'm on in either field? – Ghillie Dhu Jun 13 '12 at 21:47
  • The distribution list should resolve to your name in the proper field while the message is being processed by the exchange server. So being a part of that distribution list essentially adds you to that field. – Doltknuckle Jun 14 '12 at 0:02
  • Alas, 'tis not so. I tested the following: Apply this rule after the message arrives move it to the _EXEC folder except if my name is in the To or Cc box, and it caught a test message sent only to DLs. – Ghillie Dhu Jun 14 '12 at 14:44

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