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Outlook 2003 - Rule's Help!

by achawkers / June 12, 2005 1:38 PM PDT

I need to create a rule for all my ebay emails to go into a certain folder when they are recieved, i can do this but i would have to do add alot of different emails because ebay sends under a varied ammount of different emails
e.g. one@ebay.com, two@ebay.com, three@ebay.com

I was wondering is there a way to be able to make outlook put all emails ending with @ebay.com in a certain folder?
I've tried just putting @ebay.com into the email field but it doesn't work.

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What I use to do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 10:26 PM PDT

I use POPFILE to create such filters. I found Outlook's filtering to (still) be flighty.

Bob

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While I have Outlook 2002, here
by ChuckT / June 13, 2005 4:19 AM PDT

it appears to work.

I would imagine that 2003 would function the same. (If I get a chance, I may try it tonight, at home, where I have Outlook 2003).

Are you sure you are defining the rule correctly. I used the Rules Wizard, and I think these were the steps (see if this is enough detail for you Happy ):

Tools>Rules Wizard
[New]
''Start from a blank rule''
Check messages when they arrive
[Next]
with specific words in the sender's address
Specify a word: @ebay
[Add] [OK] [Next]
What condition do you want to check?[Next]
What do you want to do with the message?
Select: Move it to a specified folder
(click the underlined 'specified' and drill to it, or create it)
[Finish]
[Run Now]

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Outlook 2003 is not that much different
by ChuckT / June 13, 2005 2:54 PM PDT

I just tried my Outlook 2003, and the previous steps were close, but a couple selections have changed. However, it is close enough to figure out, if you are the least bit decisive. Here are the Outlook 2003 steps:

Tools>Rules and Alerts
[New Rule]
''Start from a blank rule''
In Step 1: Check messages when they arrive
In Step 2: Apply this rule after the message arrives
[Next]
Conditions:
with specific words in the sender's address
Specify a word: @ebay
[Add] [OK] [Next]
What do you want to do with the message?
Select: Move it to a specified folder
(click the underlined 'specified' and drill to it, or create it)
[Finish]
[OK]

The rule will automatically each time you receive mail.
But you can run the rule now by:
Tools>Rules and Alerts
[Run Rules Now]
Make sure you select the proper existing folder (and subfolders, if needed) to
click on the desired rule, then click [Run Now],
then [Close], then [OK] and check your results.

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it worked
by achawkers / June 14, 2005 10:31 AM PDT

Awesome! it works, thanks alot.

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