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    An idiot sheet for using message rules? (OE 6)

    There is at least one, obviously, emotionally disturbed individual that frequents certain C related newsgroups.
    I decided to create a message rule that would dekete any postings from this persion.

    I ran into te following problems:

    1, I created the rule with an "and", not what I intended. However, when I change the "and" to an "or", the change doesn't stick.

    2. I tried having th changle apply to ALL newsgroups in all accounts, so I selected the Outlook Express node in the tree, but that doesn't seem to do the deed. How do I make a rule apply to ALL/selected newsgroups?

    I finally simplified matters by just blocking the sender in thr "Block Senders" tab, but I'l like to also block messages that refere to the sender in the say, Subject, but the "or" doesn't seem to stick.

    Is there an idiot sheet for this stuff?

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    Re: An idiot sheet for using message rules? (OE 6)

    What would happen if you deleted the rule and then rebuilt it with the "or" condition? I use OE to test stuff but haven't built any rules within OE, However, I do use Outlook 2003 and having built many, many rules. If I goof in building the rule, I just delete it and reconstruct it in the desired format. Works for me in O2003.

    Over to you...

    Cheers,

    Bob
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    Bob

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    Re: An idiot sheet for using message rules? (OE 6)

    I only use OE for news.

    I might be able to rebuild the rule.
    For now, Ill check whether ther Block Senders is adequate.
    So far, seems to be suficient.

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