Questions tagged [rules]

Rules specify automatic actions to be performed when a new item is created. For example when a new email arrives in an inbox in an email program such as Microsoft Outlook. Rules can also be used for similar purposes in other types of program.

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Outlook Rules - How to use “OR” boolean?

It seems that Microsoft Outlook 2010 can only use the "AND" boolean when setting RULES. I find that very disturbing since even the lower end Windows Live Mail can use "OR". Am I missing something? I'm ...
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How to force the Outlook rule to be server-side?

Using Outlook 2010 with a corporate Exchange Server. The rule I want to create is this: After rule arrives from Blah@blah.com and with Passed in the subject Move it to the SuccessBuilds ...
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How to filter Outlook email using a Rule with a VBA script?

Certain things are not possible using the default e-mail rules like searching subjects or message bodies with wildcards. You can do multiple words but it's not the same if you need the words one ...
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Make an outlook rule for appointment invitations

Is it possible to make an outlook rule that moves any calendar appointments I receive to a certain folder?
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How to replace text in the body of an incoming message with a hyperlink in Outlook 2010?

Does anyone know of a way or a program that will read a received email and recognize a static format of text (in my case it will be "#" followed by 6 integers), and make that a hyperlink to a webpage? ...
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Outlook - rule to operate on exact email address

I'm trying to create a filter that moves all email from an email address like "supportGroup@mycompany.com" to a "support mail" folder. The problem is that in Outlook "supportGroup" is actually an ...
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Create Outlook rule which runs AFTER move mail to specific folder

is there some way how to create rule for Outlook(2013) which will run after move mail to specific folder? Motivation: I need to have rules which moves mail from specific address to specific folder ...
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Outlook Rules work Automatically but not manually in “Run Rules Now” dialog

I have created a ton of outlook rules since recently i've been added to a group which gets, in my opinion, spammed with emails like new stores opening, reports and emails about problems unrelated to ...
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can you create a rule in outlook to move all emails that were sent to ANY distribution list that you are in

i want a folder with all emails that come to me because i am in distribution list. I see how i can do this individually (1 rule for each specific list) but i wanted to see if i can do this in one ...
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Outlook automatic reply that retains body text of the incoming message

I'm able to create a rule that replies to incoming emails with a template. That works as designed, however I would like for the reply to quote the original incoming email just like it would appear if ...
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how to set Outlook rule to check if you are the only one on the TO: line

How to set an Outlook rule to find emails where you are the ONLY one on the TO: line. There are rule options for determining if email was sent ONLY to you, but I need to identify where my email ...
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Export only a selected rule from Outlook

I have a couple of rules in my outlook. Recently I have added a rule that delays the outgoing messages by "x" minutes. I would like to share this rule with few of my colleagues who find this useful. ...
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What is the best way to restrict network access for one machine on a home LAN?

As an example, I have 3 computers on a home network: Machine A Machine B Machine C What I would like to do is isolate "Machine C", so that it cannot communicate with "A" or "B" and vice versa. It ...
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udev rules exclude device

is it possible to use udev rules to excluce a single device from the rule? for instance if I have 5 harddisk plugged in and I want to create custom names for all harddisk except for a single one? is ...
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How can I create a rule to move meeting requests to another calendar as they are received?

I am using Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2003. When meeting requests are received, Exchange automatically adds them individual calendars as "tentative". This is what we would expect. Is there a way I ...
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Add an exception to a Thunderbird filter?

In Outlook, I can have a rule that says something like: If Subject = "ABC" Move message to folder "XYZ" Except if my name is in the To: or CC: box I get a ton of automated emails that are sent to a ...
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How do I make email replies go to the same folder as the email from earlier in the same conversation?

Microsoft Outlook lets you set rules to sort incoming mail into the appropriate folder. Sometimes I get an email that the rules do not or can not sort, so I put it in the appropriate folder manually. ...
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Can you create Outlook 2010 rules based on content or formatting?

This is not a critical issue, but it's something I'd like to accomplish. I'm also not sure that rules are the way to go, but I'm looking for something fully automated. I have a correspondent who ...
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Shorewall - Allow Client to Ping Internet but Not Use the Browser or Port 80

My network address is 192.168.5.0. My host machine is 192.168.5.1 and my client machine is 192.168.5.2. How will I enable my client to ping the internet through the terminal but restrict it from ...
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Outlook 2007 Server Side rules only apply to new emails, not old emails. How do I change this?

When I create a client side rule in Outlook, I can click "Run Rules Now", and it will apply my rules (which move mail from the inbox into subfolders) to all past mail items. However, this button ...
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Need a rule that searches for * in Excel

I need a simple rule that checks if a cell contains the char *. If i put * in the rule, it matches the entire string so i figured * is a wildcard. Is it possible to make it search for the char ? I ...
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How do I create a rule in Outlook for handling emails which are not sent using the senders domain

I subscribe to a few newsletters which are obviously using a third party service like MailChimp or Campaign Monitor to send their mails and I cannot find a way to create a rule that moves the ...
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Howto set udev rule to disable intel_pstate turbo on linux?

I m looking to make a udev rule that will basically do: echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo In order to disable the turbo, how can I do it ? I've never made udev rule and I am ...
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Add Not condition in a mail rule using Outlook 2007

Background I get a lot of mails that have either of the following subjects: SUPPORT: ... SUPPORT: ... PROD Where ... is any number of project related indicators. What I would like I have a ...
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Adding a rule with “specific header” in outlook 2015 mac

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. ...
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Outlook rule: move to specific folder if sender is in specific group

I have to create a rule in an Outlook 2013 with following condition: move an email from any user, which are in specific user group. For example if an user John is member of an group MoveMe then any ...
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Diagnosing problem on outlook 2010

I actually want to set my company's outlook (only way I can log into my company email) to forward every single message, sent or received, to my personal account automatically. I can do it manually, ...
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automatically move email from inbox to folder after certain time

I have over 50 rules which automatically move incoming email (in both gmail and hotmail) when they arrive into folders. But the problem I have found is now I have to go through each folder to see if ...
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Outlook: Rule for a specific email address in CC

I am using Outlook 2010 in my office. I have one business inbox and several shared inboxes. For my own inbox I use many rules. One of them applies gray text color on mails which are sent to me in CC. ...
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How to allow Dropbox to auto-update by adding an exception to ESET firewall?

I am using ESET Smart Security v5.2.9.1 and Dropbox at Windows 7 x64. The problem that I am facing is that every time Dropbox wants to auto-update, it downloads an updater file that has different ...
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“netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name program” syntax not work

not work: netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule program="C\Program Files (x86)\utorrent\uTorrent.exe" not work: netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name=program="C\Program Files (x86)\utorrent\...
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Awesome Window Manager - Rule assigning programs to tags

I have a set of tags 'main', 'www', and 3: -- {{{ Tags tags = { names = {"main", "www", 3}, for s = 1, screen.count() do tags[s] = awful.tag(tags.names, s, tags.layout) end } -- }}}...
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Microsoft Outlook - rules for groups affecting mails coming from individual

I am running outlook 2016. I have a set a number of rules to move messages as and when they come to inbox. For examples I receive mails from an distribution list and i have created a rule to move it ...
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How to delete a large block of emails in outlook 2016 / outlook 365

I have taken over from a colleague the monitoring of a large inbox hosted on outlook 365. the inbox has accumulated about 100,000 emails. mostly the messages are from two monitoring accounts that ...
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How can I create an Outlook 2010 Rule to use the AND boolean on Subject keywords

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 ...
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Outlook rules moving wrong emails (but works properly when rules are manually applied)

I get a lot of automated system alerts each day. I wanted to declutter my inbox, so I setup a number of rules to automatically move these to a "notifications" folder. The rules are generally specified ...
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Is there any way I can more easily run Outlook rules?

I get a ton of automated mail at work and have about 40 filters ("rules") in Outlook ("Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, version 14"). Among these, about half of them are on by default, and ...
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How do I remove or revise a rule that I created?

How do I revise or remove a rule in Outlook that I created?
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Outlook rule to filter emails unless there's an internal address in the “To:” line only

Using outlook 2010, I'd like to ensure that emails from certain internal senders go to a filtered folder, unless the "To:" field contains an internal email address. For example customer@theirdomain....
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Outlook alerts user when an email contains certain words before sending email

I would like to be alerted before I send an email if the email I am composing contains a certain phrase. Example: Hi (Client Name), I would like to be alerted if I forgot to change "(Client Name)". ...
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Outlook rule that replies to an email in the body rather than the sender

I am wondering if it is possible to set up a rule in outlook that responds to an email in the body rather than replying to the actual sender. We receive emails through a website for people wanting to ...
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Awesome Window Manager - Open Chromium Developer Tools on Different Screen Than Chromium

I have three screens. One is for URxvt and VIM, another is for Chromium, Firefox, and Opera, and the third is for Chromium's Developer Tools. Below are the rules I've created in my rc.lua in an ...
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How put both sent messages and received messages in an archive folder in Mail.app?

I have an archive folder that contains all messages I ever received on my mail account. The mail account is not a Gmail account. One thing I love about Gmail is that the threaded view not only shows ...
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In Outlook 2013 (Windows 8.1) on receiving RSS messages, how do I add a rule to execute a script?

In Microsoft Outlook 2013 under Windows 8.1 I have various rules which execute several VBA scripts. For this I have: Files → Options → Trust Center → Macrosettings → Activate all macros And also ...
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When writing an iptables save file by hand, how does one calculate the packet-counter and byte-counter values?

I am attempting to write a 22MB iptables rule-set file, the very kind that is generated with the iptables-save command, except endlessly long. Understandably, this takes a prohibitive amount of time. ...
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Email rules on the email client vs on the server [closed]

I recently switched to Windows Live Mail and I found out that it doesn't support adding rules for IMAP accounts. Without talking about how absurd this is (especially because WLM does support rules ...
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Is there a way to set up a rule in Outlook 2010 based on more than one header?

I'm trying to setup a rule in Outlook 2010 that examines the headers of a message. The problem is that it seems I can only create a condition for the rule based on whether a message's header ...
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How to auto/schedule archive email in outlook that meets certain criteria?

I want to archive/delete (on a schedule, so not just a one off thing) all email that meets a certain criteria, in specific: Older than 1 year Where my name is not in the To or Cc box Not sent to a ...
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Outlook: apply rules to current message?

KMail has a really useful feature: you can define a series of rules which are only run when you press a keyboard shortcut, and then only on the highlighted messages. This allows me to read a message ...
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Outlook 2010 auto responder rule not working (Error)

In Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 I've created a template to use as an auto responder and I set a rule to respond using the template if my name is in the "to line". Upon receiving any message the rule ...