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Rule to run all rules? [message #190508] Wed, 18 July 2007 11:28 Go to next message
cgrucelski
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Registered: July 2007
Junior Member
Is it possible to create a rule to run all rules at a set time?

I have approximately 10 email rules that I currently run manually once each
day. I would like to be able to set my Outlook to automatically run all of
these rules at the end or beginning of each business day to automatically
sort messages that have arrived in my Inbox.

Is there any way to accomplish this?

Thanks,
Re: Rule to run all rules? [message #190696] Wed, 18 July 2007 18:25 Go to previous message
f.h.muffman
Messages: 5651
Registered: February 2007
Senior Member
"Vanguard" <no@mail.invalid> wrote in message
news:u4C%23WgYyHHA.5484@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> I have approximately 10 email rules that I currently run manually once
>> each
>> day. I would like to be able to set my Outlook to automatically run all
>> of
>> these rules at the end or beginning of each business day to
>> automatically
>> sort messages that have arrived in my Inbox.
>
>
> Sorting is accomplished in the settings for the view of a folder, not by a
> rule. There are no clauses in rules to do sorting. Even if they did,
> they wouldn't override the sorting that you specified in the view of a
> folder. Rules are exercised against each e-mail, not against the
> configuration of Outlook.
>

Vanguard, I hate to be the pedantic spoilsport, but there's more than one
meaning to the word 'sort' and I think you're going with the wrong one.

cgrucelski, There isn't directly a way. I *think* you could use VBA to
fire off rules, and use the /autorun switch to fire off the VBA code you
write, but I've heard mixed comments about whether autorun works well
enough.

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f.h.
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