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    Organizing by using outlook folders (Outlook98)

    I have a stange problem. I am JUST starting to use the Organize by Folder functions in Outlook98. For example, I have a rule that looks for "Woody's" in the body of the email and then it is supposed to move the email into my Inbox/Newletters folder. HOWEVER, instead I am getting TWO copies -- one in the Inbox and one in the /Newsletters folder.

    Instead of "moving" the email, it is "copying" the email. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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    Re: Organizing by using outlook folders (Outlook98)

    No one has any adivce? No one uses the Organize by Folders options? Hmmm...

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    Re: Organizing by using outlook folders (Outlook98)

    I have exactly the same problem and was watching for the response you got. Maybe it's meant to happen that way ??

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    Re: Organizing by using outlook folders (Outlook98)

    OK - hadn't replied before because I don't know what's happening!
    Have you had a look at the rule? (Tools | Rules Wizard, select the rule and it will be displayed in the Rule Description field of the dialogue box)
    Does it actually say Move it to specified folder or Move a copy to the specified folder?
    What is Inbox/Newletters folder? Does this mean Newletters is a sub folder of Inbox?
    Sorry there are so many questions and no answers, but just trying to move it on.
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    Re: Organizing by using outlook folders (Outlook98)

    check the rule and make sure it copying - and if you have other rules that could apply to it, add a stop processing to the rule and mnove it to the top of the list.

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    Re: Organizing by using outlook folders (Outlook98)

    The rule is very simple. It says this:

    Apply this rule after message arrives with <u>Woody's</u> in the subject or body move it to the <u>Newsletters</u> folder.

    "move it to a <u>specified</u> folder" is checked -- there is *NO check* in the box for "move a copy to the <u>specified</u> folder". There are no exceptions. It seems fairly straight forward. So why am I getting copies??

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