I have an Outlook Rule that looks like this:
The text version is:
Apply this rule after the message arrives
with Cron in the subject or body
and with Cron Daemon in the message header
permanently delete it
and stop processing more rules
Now, because I am permanently deleting messages that match this criteria the "stop processing more rules" option in the "Select action(s)" dialogue is always enabled. My understanding is that if a message meets this rule, because it's being permanently deleted, there's no point processing any more rules for that message. That's fine and I totally understand this.
However when I close the Rules and Alerts dialogue box Outlook pops up this warning message:
The text of the message box is:
The rule has a condition that the server cannot process. The action 'stop processing more rules' will prevent all remaining server rules from being carried out. Are you sure this is what you want to do?
The part of this warning I find puzzling is highlighted in bold and italics above:
The action 'stop processing more rules' will prevent all remaining server rules from being carried out.
What is this actually telling me? It is confirming that:
- I have a rule that will stop any further rules being applied to a particular message once processed (and move on to the next message)?
- I have a rule that will stop any further processing, and, as the message seems to indicate, all remaining server rules will, regardless of message, no longer be carried out?
Which is it?