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    Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    Does the Outlook Junk filter take precedence over Rules?
    I have a rule based on a key word in the subject but the messages are going to the junk folder. If I drag the messages back to the Inbox and run the rule they go to the right folder.
    Is there any way to force my rules to run before the junk filter?
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    Re: Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    Does the Outlook Junk filter take precedence over Rules? YES.

    Is there any way to force my rules to run before the junk filter? Not that I know of. If the e-mail always comes from the same source you could add either the specific sender or the domain to your 'safe senders' list.

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    Re: Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    RATS!!!

    Here's the situation: our HR person receives applications and resumes where the subject line contains "CareerBuilder" but the 'From' is the applicants email, i.e. every one is different. Outlook is junking them all.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    You can add the recipient to a 'safe recipient' list. In which case, you may want to make the recipient be a temporary e-mail address or an address only used for applications/resumes so the real one does not automatically accept everything. To add the recipient to the safe list, right click on an e-mail to that recipient, select 'junk e-mail, and then 'Add recipient to safe recipients list'.

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    Re: Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    I know that.
    But you may not want to talk to them again, so there's no point in safe listing each person - unless they are truly a candidate - and you still have to dig their email out of the garbage.

    The issue is, CareerBuilder is forwarding resumes to us, clearly tagged, and there's no way to get them to the right folder because frappin' Outlook decides they're spam before looking at my rules.

    Thanks anyway.
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    Re: Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    The recipient (i.e. the address receiving the e-mail) is YOUR HR person/address - which is what you want. Since you may not want all e-mail to the real person whitelisted I suggest establishing an address that is temporary so you can delete by rule any other e-mail which does not fit your criteria.

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    Re: Rule - Junk precedence (2003 SP2)

    Ahhhh ...Good idea.
    Actually, we are going to deploy an Exchange Server in a couple weeks and I imagine there will be some tricks in there to handle this situation.

    Thanks for your help.
    Donald

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