Message Rules

Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the word 
Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other words, and 
delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE of 
them are working.
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Utf
2/5/2010 12:25:01 PM
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What exactly are you specifying?  See http://www.insideoe.com/tips/rules.htm 
The rules are the same in WinMail except they added the junk folder.

steve

"Darrell Bartels" <Darrell Bartels@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:3B3A29A3-739A-433A-9A2C-7EF6ED93EA08@microsoft.com...
> Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the word
> Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other words, 
> and
> delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE of
> them are working. 


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Steve
2/5/2010 12:44:01 PM
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/

http://www.jackieswebworks.com/outlook%20express%20notes.htm

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

Controlling Junk Mail in Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/junkmail.mspx

Message Rules not working?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules
-- 
           Bruce Hagen
         MS-MVP [Mail]
      Imperial Beach, CA


"Darrell Bartels" <Darrell Bartels@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:3B3A29A3-739A-433A-9A2C-7EF6ED93EA08@microsoft.com...
> Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the 
> word
> Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other 
> words, and
> delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE 
> of
> them are working. 

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Bruce
2/5/2010 3:28:46 PM
ROFLMAO !!  You have over 400 RULES about Viagra . . . . . or do you mean 
you are getting over 400 messages about Viagra . . . .either way - ROFLMAO 
!!

Okay, seriously though - do you have the "Stop Processing More Rules" option 
checked in the Actions section of the rule?


"Darrell Bartels" <Darrell Bartels@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:3B3A29A3-739A-433A-9A2C-7EF6ED93EA08@microsoft.com...
> Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the word
> Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other words, 
> and
> delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE of
> them are working. 

0
slk759
2/5/2010 3:48:45 PM
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/

http://www.jackieswebworks.com/outlook%20express%20notes.htm

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

Controlling Junk Mail in Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/junkmail.mspx

Message Rules not working?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#rules
-- 
           Bruce Hagen
         MS-MVP [Mail]
      Imperial Beach, CA


"Darrell Bartels" <Darrell Bartels@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
message news:3B3A29A3-739A-433A-9A2C-7EF6ED93EA08@microsoft.com...
> Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the 
> word
> Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other 
> words, and
> delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE 
> of
> them are working. 

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Bruce
2/6/2010 3:44:37 PM
I have specified that if the subject includes the word "VIAGRA" or "Viagra" 
or "(c)" or who knows how many other things to "Do not download from server", 
Delete it", "Delete it from server", and every possible variant I can think 
of. I do not want these messages downloading to my computer. Since the "Junk 
Mail Folder" can not be set to automatically empty on shutdown and the 
"Delete Folder" can, these message have to be physically deleted. Setting the 
"Permanently delete suspected junk e-mail instead of moving it to the Junk 
E-mail folder" causes mail from wanted, but unknown, e-mail addresses (such 
as companies I may be doing business with) to disappear, so I cannot check 
that box.
Also, despite checking the boxes to prevent all mail from outside the US 
from being downloaded, tons get through. I have had mail with Russian, 
Japanese, Greek, and other alphabets show up. And the "Block Domain Name" 
does not work very well. I check a messages properties for the domain name, 
so that I do not add real servers (i.e. hotmail.com) to the blocked list.
All of the above also applies to Windows Office Outlook and Hotmail.

"Steve Cochran" wrote:

> What exactly are you specifying?  See http://www.insideoe.com/tips/rules.htm 
> The rules are the same in WinMail except they added the junk folder.
> 
> steve
> 
> "Darrell Bartels" <Darrell Bartels@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
> message news:3B3A29A3-739A-433A-9A2C-7EF6ED93EA08@microsoft.com...
> > Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the word
> > Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other words, 
> > and
> > delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE of
> > them are working. 
> 
> 
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Utf
2/6/2010 4:07:01 PM
"Darrell Bartels" <Darrell Bartels@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im 
Newsbeitrag news:3B3A29A3-739A-433A-9A2C-7EF6ED93EA08@microsoft.com...
> Why don't the message rules work? I keep making messages to block the word
> Viagra (any combination of spelling variations) and numerous other words, 
> and
> delete the messages. I have over 400 rule, most about Viagra, and NONE of
> them are working. 

0
utf
2/7/2010 6:27:50 PM
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