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Neil Turkenkopf
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      12-26-2013
Hi folks!

[Win7x64 PC, WLM 2011]

I've been using WLM for a long time and have gotten used to using Message
Rules to sort out incoming mail.
Lately I'm having a problem with certain emails going into the wrong
folders, and I'm stumped as to why.

I've checked and double-checked the names, spellings, etc. and just can't
figure out how to fix it.
Any ideas, suggestions, advice?

Thanks in advance!
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StephenB
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      12-27-2013
Hard to say without knowing the details of the rules, other rules that you have
in place which may be firing earlier, and the details of the messages that are
not following the rules as you expect.
Something about the message may be matching a rule that you don't want it to
follow, but it is earlier in the list, so that rule takes precendence.

-steve


"Neil Turkenkopf" <> wrote:

>Hi folks!
>
>[Win7x64 PC, WLM 2011]
>
>I've been using WLM for a long time and have gotten used to using Message
>Rules to sort out incoming mail.
>Lately I'm having a problem with certain emails going into the wrong
>folders, and I'm stumped as to why.
>
>I've checked and double-checked the names, spellings, etc. and just can't
>figure out how to fix it.
>Any ideas, suggestions, advice?
>
>Thanks in advance!
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>Neil 收D
>- -

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Bruce Hagen
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      12-27-2013
Not enough information.


In general:


Have all rules that Delete it from server first.


Rules that divert mail to folders next.


All others last.


Make sure that every rule also has Stop processing more rules checked,
unless that option is grayed out.


How to set up OE Message Rules:
http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/Email/O...tlook_Express/


Some tips:
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/tips/rules.htm


Message Rules not working?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules





 
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Neil Turkenkopf
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      12-27-2013
Thank you Steve!

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Hard to say without knowing the details of the rules, other rules that you
have
in place which may be firing earlier, and the details of the messages that
are
not following the rules as you expect.
Something about the message may be matching a rule that you don't want it to
follow, but it is earlier in the list, so that rule takes precendence.

-steve


"Neil Turkenkopf" <> wrote:

>Hi folks!
>
>[Win7x64 PC, WLM 2011]
>
>I've been using WLM for a long time and have gotten used to using Message
>Rules to sort out incoming mail.
>Lately I'm having a problem with certain emails going into the wrong
>folders, and I'm stumped as to why.
>
>I've checked and double-checked the names, spellings, etc. and just can't
>figure out how to fix it.
>Any ideas, suggestions, advice?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>- -
>Neil 收D
>- -

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Stephen Boots
Microsoft MVP


 
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Neil Turkenkopf
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      12-27-2013
Thank you Bruce!
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"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message news:l9ims7$eu1$...

Not enough information.


In general:


Have all rules that Delete it from server first.


Rules that divert mail to folders next.


All others last.


Make sure that every rule also has Stop processing more rules checked,
unless that option is grayed out.


How to set up OE Message Rules:
http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/Email/O...tlook_Express/


Some tips:
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/tips/rules.htm


Message Rules not working?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules




 
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Neil Turkenkopf
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      12-28-2013
"Stop processing more rules" did the trick!
Thanks again!

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Neil 收D
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"StephenB" wrote in message
news:...

Hard to say without knowing the details of the rules, other rules that you
have
in place which may be firing earlier, and the details of the messages that
are
not following the rules as you expect.
Something about the message may be matching a rule that you don't want it to
follow, but it is earlier in the list, so that rule takes precendence.

-steve


"Neil Turkenkopf" <> wrote:

>Hi folks!
>
>[Win7x64 PC, WLM 2011]
>
>I've been using WLM for a long time and have gotten used to using Message
>Rules to sort out incoming mail.
>Lately I'm having a problem with certain emails going into the wrong
>folders, and I'm stumped as to why.
>
>I've checked and double-checked the names, spellings, etc. and just can't
>figure out how to fix it.
>Any ideas, suggestions, advice?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>- -
>Neil 收D
>- -

--
Stephen Boots
Microsoft MVP


 
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Neil Turkenkopf
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      12-28-2013
"Stop processing more rules" did the trick!
Thanks again!
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Neil 收D
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"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message news:l9ims7$eu1$...

Not enough information.


In general:


Have all rules that Delete it from server first.


Rules that divert mail to folders next.


All others last.


Make sure that every rule also has Stop processing more rules checked,
unless that option is grayed out.


How to set up OE Message Rules:
http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/Email/O...tlook_Express/


Some tips:
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/tips/rules.htm


Message Rules not working?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules




 
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Bruce Hagen
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      12-28-2013
"Neil Turkenkopf" <> wrote in message
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> "Stop processing more rules" did the trick!
> Thanks again!
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YW. Thought that might have been a good possibility.
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