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    I am using Outlook 2003 IMAP protocol and Google Apps. My rules do not run automatically. Before I made the change (I was using SMPT/POP3 protocol for years) to IMAP and Google Apps they ran automatically. I have rewritten them, but I still have to manually run the rules manually.

    PS, where is the Outlook forum?

    Note: Moderator please move to Internet/Productivity, or move the Outlook forum to where it belongs - in the Office Application section. Others must also be confused as there have been no posts in the Outlook forum for 2 days. I don't believe that has ever happened.

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    The site was offline Oct. 29-30 for our software upgrade for 2 days, hence no posts. --BL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimhaynes View Post
    PS, where is the Outlook forum?
    The Microsoft Outlook forum is under Internet/Connectivity.

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    I found it later and made a suggestion that Outlook should be in the Office Application section.
    Can you move my post to the correct section?

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    I can't - you'll have to wait for a moderator or admin to do that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimhaynes View Post
    I am using Outlook 2003 IMAP protocol and Google Apps. My rules do not run automatically. Before I made the change (I was using SMPT/POP3 protocol for years) to IMAP and Google Apps they ran automatically. I have rewritten them, but I still have to manually run the rules manually.
    I'm still exploring how IMAP works in Outlook 2003. I set up a test rule (to add a category) on my IMAP account and it runs automatically as expected.

    Do your rules move messages among folders on the IMAP server or between the IMAP account and local folders? I created a test rule to move messages to a "sibling" folder in the IMAP account and it shows the message in the Inbox struck through, ready for purging. That makes sense.

    What rules do and don't work for you?

    (Just a note that both of my rules are "client-side rules" which run only when Outlook is running. I think that's the only time I would need them, so that should be fine.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    I'm still exploring how IMAP works in Outlook 2003. I set up a test rule (to add a category) on my IMAP account and it runs automatically as expected.

    Do your rules move messages among folders on the IMAP server or between the IMAP account and local folders? I created a test rule to move messages to a "sibling" folder in the IMAP account and it shows the message in the Inbox struck through, ready for purging. That makes sense.

    What rules do and don't work for you?

    (Just a note that both of my rules are "client-side rules" which run only when Outlook is running. I think that's the only time I would need them, so that should be fine.)
    I have one rule that moves mail from one sender to to a certain folder. The rule works if I run it manually, but it does not run automatically when mail is received from that sender. The folders are all in the Google cloud. I have Outlook open and running all day and the rule does not work when I receive mail form the sender setup in the rule. If I go to Tools>Rules and Alerts, I see the rule is checked. I click on Run Rules Now. A Run Rules Now window opens and I must select and check the rule to run, then click on Run Now. It works perfectly, but the next time I look at this rule the check mark is missing for the rule in the Run Rules Now window

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