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    Re: 'Rules & Alerts' don't work for 'Woody's' [& more] (2003)

    Just a hunch: try WINDOWS Watch by itself; apostrophes often have special meaning in computer programs, and the programmers might not have accounted for a name like Woody's.

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    Re: 'Rules & Alerts' don't work for 'Woody's' [& more] (2003)

    Sorry if I was confusing... I did not use quotes.
    Outlook adds the quotes when it displays the list of names already entered

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    Re: 'Rules & Alerts' don't work for 'Woody's' [& more] (2003)

    I wasn't referring to the quotation marks ( " ), I was referring to the apostrophe ( ' ) in the word Woody's.

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    Re: 'Rules & Alerts' don't work for 'Woody's' [& m

    Are you saying that AnchorDesk gets moved and AnchorDesK does not? In that case, perhaps focussing on, for example, just "Woody's" of "AnchorDes" might be the solution. HTH
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    Re: 'Rules & Alerts' don't work for 'Woody's' [& m

    Sheesh - I tried to be so careful and I still screwed up!
    I will edit my original post as soon as I type this...
    The capital "K" was a typo

    In all cases the spelling, capitalization, and spaces I entered and Outlook displays are 100% identical with what I see in the "From" column.

    The ONLY discrepancy [that I am aware of, at least] is that I only have part of the words in some of the cases. And as the examples show, that is not the problem.

    But thank you for the idea. And my apology for my careless typing!

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    'Rules & Alerts' don't work for 'Woody's' [& more] (2003)

    I created a filter to move some incoming emails to a "News" folder.
    I specify a "word or phrase to search for in the sender's address" (and no other rules).
    I have several entries, including ExtremeTech, AnchorDesk, NYTimes, Woody's, etc.
    The connector word is "or" in every case.
    The action is "Move it to the News Folder" (and nothing more).
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    Email showing FROM as "NYTimes.com" and "ExtremeTech Weekly" get moved into the NEWS folder.
    Email showing FROM as "AnchorDesk" and "Woody's WINDOWS Watch" does not.
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    There are 11 entries and the work/don't-work entries are intermixed.
    I have similar inconsistency problems with the rules for my "Ads" folder.
    I have double-checked the spelling.
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    Why?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Apstrophe in 'Woody's'

    My immediate reaction to the suggestion about the apostrophe was skepticism.
    Then I cogitated for a couple minutes.
    After extinguishing the flames I did some checking...
    "AnchorDesk" and "WebServices" both follow "Woody's" and both don't work.
    "Woody's" is gone! "Woody" exists now!
    Time will tell...

    Sadly there are entries before "Woody's" that do not work, so I can't be too confident.

    But an excellent idea. And if it worked, I will post the fact and I will send you a new Ferrari [or maybe my thanks]

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    Re: Apstrophe in 'Woody's'

    In the bad old days, "sender's address" meant the actual address and not the "display name" associated therewith. I'm not sure what it means nowadays with the new and improved rules wizard, but you could consider that, too, as a possible variable.

    > a new Ferrari

    Nah... thanks anyway. More trouble than it's worth. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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