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    Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    There doesn't "seem" to be any *.rwz file.

    Where are the rules stored now?

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Not in a separate file any more, but in the .pst file, together with all e-mails, contacts, appointments etc. This started with Outlook 2002.

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    OK, thanks.

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    I imported my rules from Office 2K and adjusted all the folders etc. But hardly any "took".

    It seems, upo revieww, that the rule isn't acting (anymore) on the literal address (from) but rather on the displayed text in the email. At least that's what shows when you rightclick on a message and choose "Create Rule".

    Is this the case? and if so, then I'll need to re-construct the rules that were based on sender address, won't I?

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    What do you see if you select Tools | Rules Wizard..., click on one of the imported rules and then click Edit...? You should be able to see what it does.

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    If I do so, on say a Lockergnome message, and select "From Lockergnome", it puts "Lockergnome's Windows Fanatics" in the "From" section, where, in the "old way", it put "lockergnome.com" in th fFrom slot.

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Look closely. In Step 1 of the Rules Wizard, there are two different rules that have to do with the sender. One says "with specific words in the senders address" and the other says "from people or distribution list". The first item I noted allows you to type certain words freely into a list (you can add several "key" words to help route the messages to a certain folder for example. The second item I've noted will allow you to select a sender or distribution list from your address book. This rule will look beyond the name as it appears in the "From" box and uses the real email address to carry out the rule.

    I've attached a screenshot that shows both of the rules I've pointed out. You can see that this choice among others appears in the very first step of the Wizard.
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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    I went to one of the emails I'd received, ( WebSurveyPanel [WebSurveyPanel@wspalimg.com ) right-clicked on the address and added it it to my contacts list, then right-clicked , and "Create Rule", selected "Advanced..." then "From WebSurveyPanel", but then, in the box beloe, where the rule is showing as it is being created, when I clicked on the highlighted and underlind "WebSurveyPanel", I go the erro below.

    What is, and how can I fix it?

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    I don't have Outlook 2003 myself, so this is just a guess:
    - Right-click the Contacts folder and select Properties.
    - Activate the Outlook Address Book tab.
    - Make sure that "Show this folder as an e-mail address book" is ticked.
    - Click OK.
    Then try to create the rule again.

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    That didn't work... But you know what happened?

    I started a new message, clicked the "To" button, and it came up EMPTY. Then I looked over on the right, and found a listing for "Outlook Address Book" that was empty, one Contacts that also was empty, and another with all my names.

    Think this is part of the problem? How the heck do I fix this?

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Did your address book work before? If so, close Outlook (make sure it really shuts down, check the Task Manager if you're not sure) and start it up again. Something might have become disconnected temporarily. If it still is not there, take a look at <post#=334705>post 334705</post#>. Does that help?

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    No it didn't... I've got addresses in some Contacts book which, by the by, is NOT displayed in the Folder list -- no address or contacts folder is -- and since multiples show up, most are empty and are therefore useless... And the rest give me errors...

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    Re: Where are the Rules? (MSO 2003)

    I had to review and (in many cases) adjust my rules, but they now seem OK... I then (to be safe) exported the fixed rules, just in case...

    It seems parts of the "new way" are better, and yet they seem is some ways more hidden.

    The old adage: The good news, they're more powerful (complicated). The bad news, they're more powerful (complicated).

    But at least for now they seem OK....

    CWB
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