Message Rule Misbehaving

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Neil Turkenkopf, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. 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 ¦¬D
    - -
     
    Neil Turkenkopf, Dec 26, 2013
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  2. Neil Turkenkopf

    StephenB Guest

    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 ¦¬D
    >- -

    --
    Stephen Boots
    Microsoft MVP
     
    StephenB, Dec 27, 2013
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Bruce Hagen, Dec 27, 2013
    #3
  4. Thank you Steve!

    - -
    Neil ¦¬D
    - -
    "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 ¦¬D
    >- -

    --
    Stephen Boots
    Microsoft MVP
     
    Neil Turkenkopf, Dec 27, 2013
    #4
  5. Thank you Bruce!
    - -
    Neil ¦¬D
    - -


    "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/Outlook_Express/Creating_Rules_in_Outlook_Express/


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


    Message Rules not working?:
    http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules
     
    Neil Turkenkopf, Dec 27, 2013
    #5
  6. "Stop processing more rules" did the trick!
    Thanks again!

    - -
    Neil ¦¬D
    - -


    "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 ¦¬D
    >- -

    --
    Stephen Boots
    Microsoft MVP
     
    Neil Turkenkopf, Dec 28, 2013
    #6
  7. "Stop processing more rules" did the trick!
    Thanks again!
    - -
    Neil ¦¬D
    - -


    "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/Outlook_Express/Creating_Rules_in_Outlook_Express/


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


    Message Rules not working?:
    http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules
     
    Neil Turkenkopf, Dec 28, 2013
    #7
  8. Neil Turkenkopf

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    "Neil Turkenkopf" <> wrote in message
    news:l9l77a$det$...
    > "Stop processing more rules" did the trick!
    > Thanks again!
    > - -



    YW. Thought that might have been a good possibility.
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    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP 2004 ~ 2010
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
    Bruce Hagen, Dec 28, 2013
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