Rules are stored in .rwz files with the name of your profile. However, just copying the .rwz file to another machine doesn't always work. Instead, export the rules: Choose Tools | Rules Wizard, and then click Options. In the Options dialog box, click Export Rules, and choose a file location. Reverse the process to import
This technical discussion first appeared on the msexchange discussion list on September 6, 1996. Thanks to Scott Briggs of Microsoft to allowing his explanation to be republished here. Technically, rules are not profile-specific. The Exchange Server itself has no knowledge of profiles in the client sense. The profile-specific nature of rules is merely the way
If you connect to Microsoft Exchange Server and are receiving mail sent to more than one address (for example, both to your own mailbox and to a staff member that you're covering for while she's on maternity leave), you will probably want to set up a rule to route the other person's mail into a
Custom actions are not included with Microsoft Outlook, but are add-ons in the form of .dll's created with C++ that add new capabilities to Outlook rules. Examples include printing automatically or adding a recipient to your address book. For a list of custom actions you can add, see: Custom Actions for Rules -- Source code
How to apply rules or automatic formatting to messages and meetings with people in specific categories.
I'd like all items that have been received more than an hour ago (or another period of time) to be marked. Is this possible to do with Automatic formatting?
The Out-of-Office Assistant is missing Out-of-office Assistant is for Microsoft Exchange mailboxes only. Look for it on the File menu is Outlook 2010 or on the Tools menu in older versions. If you don't have an Exchange mailbox, you'll need to replicate it's actions using Rules Wizard, or better yet, use your email server's "vacation
An Outlook user posed this question: I'm trying to change the color of all of the messages which is coming from the local machine but no luck. Its working fine for other domains but not for the local domain. The conditional formatting rule did not work because mail sent from Exchange mailboxes does not use
Problem: Rules are moving messages to other folders but you'd like to see the desktop alert that shows the sender and subject for a few seconds in the lower right corner of your screen. Or you only want the desktop alert to display for messages from certain people. Solution: Create a rule with the action
This bug was fixed in Outlook 2010 in the July 2011 hotfix. Beginning with Outlook 2007 SP2 (and continuing in Outlook 2010), there is a bug in the rules engine which causes reply with template rules to fail. I was hoping for a hotfix when I saw a newly released KB article referring to "Rules
Frequently asked question about Outlook's rules wizard.