Outlook 2003: Rules and Alerts, Client Side Rules do not run on startup



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Outlook 2003: Rules and Alerts, Client Side Rules do not run on startup

Postby Justin Tymee » Wed, 03 Dec 2003 09:58:02 GMT

Hello All,

Using Outlook 2003 and Connecting to Exchange 2003

I've created a set of rules that I would like to have executed after I open
outlook. The rules I've created work when I run them using the Outlook Menu:
Tools -> Rules and Alerts -> Run Rules Now.

I understand that they are "Client Side" rules that will only run when
outlook is running, and do not operate directly via the exchange server. I
thought I understood that the rules will run when you open Outlook which
then sorts the mail in the Exchange Inbox accordingly.

Any Ideas?

Thanks in Advance

Re: Outlook 2003: Rules and Alerts, Client Side Rules do not run on startup

Postby Diane Poremsky [MVP] » Wed, 03 Dec 2003 11:49:37 GMT

if you leave outlook running do they work on later mail downloads? if so
it's a known issue that rules don't run immediately when outlook opens.

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Re: Outlook 2003: Rules and Alerts, Client Side Rules do not run on startup

Postby Justin Tymee » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 03:12:02 GMT


No they do not run when outlook is open and a mail is recieved.
They operate only when I execute them manually via the Rules Wizard.

Thanks in advance,
Bruce Williams

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