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    Rules plug-in for Outlook Express (OE 6 under Win

    (Running OE 6 under Win XP with SP2.)

    I'd like to create a filtering rule for messages that arrive with a blank "To" line. Can't find this option under Tools=>Message Rules=>Mail. Is there a free plug-in that will expand my options for mail filter rules?

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    Re: Rules plug-in for Outlook Express (OE 6 under Win

    If you are looking for things only addressed to you use "Where the TO line contains people" put your name in and then add options.

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    Re: Rules plug-in for Outlook Express (OE 6 under

    No, I said the "To" line is _blank_. Not me or any other addressee.

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    Re: Rules plug-in for Outlook Express (OE 6 under

    I understand what you said. I was just trying to see what your objective really is. If you expect the e-mail to always be addressed to you then you can use the additional options to say when the condition (you being the addressee) is not true do whatever. You may also want to read Controlling Junk Mail in Outlook Express. There is some good information about how rules work and a couple of good links in that article also.

    You could also use something like the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> SourceForge.net: POPFile - Automatic Email Classification which most people call a spam filter but is really generic classification software that learns what you want to do. Another <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> product is SpamBayes: Bayesian anti-spam classifier written in Python. which has thses instructions SpamBayes FAQ for use with OE.

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    Re: Rules plug-in for Outlook Express (OE 6 under

    Google search for the terms mindspring majik and for specific term no To.
    Select the first item message search
    The following is presented from mindspring.com

    Rule #2

    This is where I get those that have nothing in the To: or Cc: lines.

    1: Where the To or Cc: line contains people.
    2: Delete it from the server.
    3: click on the 'contains people' and type the @ character. Press the Options button and Select Message does not contain the people below. Press the OK button then press the OK button again.

    4: name the rule No To: or Cc: line

    Press Ok button and the rule is set.
    Al

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    Re: Rules plug-in for Outlook Express (OE 6 under

    You ought to check out Windows Live Mail - Overview. It is the successor to OE. It has pretty much the same look and feel but is a new program. Performs better and is much more stable than OE.

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