Message Rules



Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
My message rules don't always work. E-mails sometimes come through with key
words in their Subject or Message which should have sent them to the Delete
folder. This happens even though I DO have the deliberate misspelling
variations listed along with the correct spelling (including 1 instead of l,
á instead of a, etc. etc.). I sure would like to stop getting daily
advertisements for medications...!
--
Thanks for the help!
Janet

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:90212BAA-AE33-4232-8AF9-7AC78722382F@microsoft.com...
> My message rules don't always work. E-mails sometimes come through with
> key
> words in their Subject or Message which should have sent them to the
> Delete
> folder. This happens even though I DO have the deliberate misspelling
> variations listed along with the correct spelling (including 1 instead of
> l,
> instead of a, etc. etc.). I sure would like to stop getting daily
> advertisements for medications...!
> --
> Thanks for the help!
> Janet


Look logically at the rules from top to bottom.

Some rules may require Stop processing more rules added to it IF it meets
all the criteria set and that is the last rule you wish the message to be
checked against.

Rule placement is also important as one rule may need to be checked against
before another so it will have to be on top of that rule.

Look at the criteria you have set for the messages. Go to the top rule and
start there to see if it meets the criteria set, if not, look at the second
rule and so on. As you are doing this, see if something perhaps is stopping
it from checking more rules because it HAS met some criteria of another rule
first.

Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Hi!
That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met some
criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
deleted......
o
Janet


"DGuess" wrote:

> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90212BAA-AE33-4232-8AF9-7AC78722382F@microsoft.com...
> > My message rules don't always work. E-mails sometimes come through with
> > key
> > words in their Subject or Message which should have sent them to the
> > Delete
> > folder. This happens even though I DO have the deliberate misspelling
> > variations listed along with the correct spelling (including 1 instead of
> > l,
> > á instead of a, etc. etc.). I sure would like to stop getting daily
> > advertisements for medications...!
> > --
> > Thanks for the help!
> > Janet
>
>
> Look logically at the rules from top to bottom.
>
> Some rules may require Stop processing more rules added to it IF it meets
> all the criteria set and that is the last rule you wish the message to be
> checked against.
>
> Rule placement is also important as one rule may need to be checked against
> before another so it will have to be on top of that rule.
>
> Look at the criteria you have set for the messages. Go to the top rule and
> start there to see if it meets the criteria set, if not, look at the second
> rule and so on. As you are doing this, see if something perhaps is stopping
> it from checking more rules because it HAS met some criteria of another rule
> first.
>
>
>
>

mikey
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
try MOVE to deleted items folder INSTEAD of DELETE.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
Hi!
That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met some
criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
deleted......
o
Janet


"DGuess" wrote:

> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90212BAA-AE33-4232-8AF9-7AC78722382F@microsoft.com...
> > My message rules don't always work. E-mails sometimes come through with
> > key
> > words in their Subject or Message which should have sent them to the
> > Delete
> > folder. This happens even though I DO have the deliberate misspelling
> > variations listed along with the correct spelling (including 1 instead of
> > l,
> > á instead of a, etc. etc.). I sure would like to stop getting daily
> > advertisements for medications...!
> > --
> > Thanks for the help!
> > Janet
>
>
> Look logically at the rules from top to bottom.
>
> Some rules may require Stop processing more rules added to it IF it meets
> all the criteria set and that is the last rule you wish the message to be
> checked against.
>
> Rule placement is also important as one rule may need to be checked against
> before another so it will have to be on top of that rule.
>
> Look at the criteria you have set for the messages. Go to the top rule and
> start there to see if it meets the criteria set, if not, look at the second
> rule and so on. As you are doing this, see if something perhaps is stopping
> it from checking more rules because it HAS met some criteria of another rule
> first.
>
>
>
>

Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Since it works most of the time, I don't think an across-the-board change is
in order...

J.



"mikey" wrote:

> try MOVE to deleted items folder INSTEAD of DELETE.
>
>
>
> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>
>
>
> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
> Hi!
> That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met some
> criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
> deleted......
> o
> Janet
>
>
> "DGuess" wrote:
>
> > "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:90212BAA-AE33-4232-8AF9-7AC78722382F@microsoft.com...
> > > My message rules don't always work. E-mails sometimes come through with
> > > key
> > > words in their Subject or Message which should have sent them to the
> > > Delete
> > > folder. This happens even though I DO have the deliberate misspelling
> > > variations listed along with the correct spelling (including 1 instead of
> > > l,
> > > á instead of a, etc. etc.). I sure would like to stop getting daily
> > > advertisements for medications...!
> > > --
> > > Thanks for the help!
> > > Janet
> >
> >
> > Look logically at the rules from top to bottom.
> >
> > Some rules may require Stop processing more rules added to it IF it meets
> > all the criteria set and that is the last rule you wish the message to be
> > checked against.
> >
> > Rule placement is also important as one rule may need to be checked against
> > before another so it will have to be on top of that rule.
> >
> > Look at the criteria you have set for the messages. Go to the top rule and
> > start there to see if it meets the criteria set, if not, look at the second
> > rule and so on. As you are doing this, see if something perhaps is stopping
> > it from checking more rules because it HAS met some criteria of another rule
> > first.
> >
> >
> >
> >

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
> Hi!
> That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met
> some
> criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
> deleted......
>


how is the rule set up?

Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
I think I see what's wrong. I noticed some of these emails have the key word
in the subject and some have it in the message body. So I had it down for
both in the same rule, not realizing the rule reads "AND" not "OR"....So
that's it. Since it's an extremely long list, is there an easy way to move
the Message Body list to the rule I have which is only for message body key
words? I don't want 2 separate rules with message body key words, so I don't
want to make a new rule. Can't find a way to copy a list other than into a
new rule. I's also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a given
word had already been entered---my screen res is very high, so the print is a
bit hard to read.
--
Thanks for the help!
Janet


"DGuess" wrote:

> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
> > Hi!
> > That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met
> > some
> > criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
> > deleted......
> >
>
>
> how is the rule set up?
>
>
>
>

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0DFB2748-4AC7-469D-8891-48F6678731F2@microsoft.com...
>I think I see what's wrong. I noticed some of these emails have the key
>word
> in the subject and some have it in the message body. So I had it down for
> both in the same rule, not realizing the rule reads "AND" not "OR"....So
> that's it. Since it's an extremely long list, is there an easy way to move
> the Message Body list to the rule I have which is only for message body
> key
> words? I don't want 2 separate rules with message body key words, so I
> don't
> want to make a new rule. Can't find a way to copy a list other than into a
> new rule. I's also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a
> given
> word had already been entered---my screen res is very high, so the print
> is a
> bit hard to read.
> --


No, not an easy way to do it. AFAIK, I've got the only rule editor and it's
not released yet. More coding to do on it.

You can keep the res high and change the font size in Display Properties |
Settings | Advanced button.

Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
I like my fonts the size they are---except for the message rules...:-)....

Do you mean I have to copy each word manually?? Seems strange not to be able
to at least copy and paste....The 10+ variations of the word viagra (composed
of numbers, letters, and diacritical marks) will take me ages---I don't even
know how to make some of them---eg., various accent marks. What a pain.....I
await your rule editor....:-).....
--
Thanks for the help!
Janet


"DGuess" wrote:

> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0DFB2748-4AC7-469D-8891-48F6678731F2@microsoft.com...
> >I think I see what's wrong. I noticed some of these emails have the key
> >word
> > in the subject and some have it in the message body. So I had it down for
> > both in the same rule, not realizing the rule reads "AND" not "OR"....So
> > that's it. Since it's an extremely long list, is there an easy way to move
> > the Message Body list to the rule I have which is only for message body
> > key
> > words? I don't want 2 separate rules with message body key words, so I
> > don't
> > want to make a new rule. Can't find a way to copy a list other than into a
> > new rule. I's also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a
> > given
> > word had already been entered---my screen res is very high, so the print
> > is a
> > bit hard to read.
> > --
>
>
> No, not an easy way to do it. AFAIK, I've got the only rule editor and it's
> not released yet. More coding to do on it.
>
> You can keep the res high and change the font size in Display Properties |
> Settings | Advanced button.
>
>
>

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:925F9B57-AA6B-4C55-8718-A550A24E1811@microsoft.com...
>I like my fonts the size they are---except for the message rules...:-)....
>
> Do you mean I have to copy each word manually?? Seems strange not to be
> able
> to at least copy and paste....The 10+ variations of the word viagra
> (composed
> of numbers, letters, and diacritical marks) will take me ages---I don't
> even
> know how to make some of them---eg., various accent marks. What a
> pain.....I
> await your rule editor....:-).....


Yeah, you have to copy them.

Num Lock off then ALT and code 0254 will show whatever this is:

Use Character Map to get the code. It's in the Accessories menu. Click on a
character and the code will show what to press to get it.

Robert Aldwinckle
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
> I'd also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a given
> word had already been entered---my screen res is very high,
> so the print is a bit hard to read.

Read where? Have you tried looking at the rule values under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{...}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Mail\000\Criteria\000
using RegEdit? E.g. I think that the values are binary strings
but you could probably see an interpretation of the hex bytes
by pressing Enter when looking at the Value name Value
to see it interpreted in the Value data: field of the Edit Binary Value
dialog.

Actually it looks as if it may be feasible to model the essential
details of your desired rule to figure out what the other values in
the Criteria subkey should be and then try making those changes
to your real rule. This would be most useful if the representation
of all AND'ed data values is the same as all OR'ed data values.
(e.g. all OR'ed data values seem to be in one Value data string
separated by nulls). But depending on the meaning and values
of those other values (Flags, Logic, Type and Valuetype) it may
even be possible to link multiple Criteria subkeys with a different
Boolean operator. (I don't know; I don't have any AND'ed values;
I'm just suggesting this as an experiment.)

FWIW I just did the reverse of what I think you have.
I took a Mail rule which had OR'ed data values in it,
copied it, deactivated the copy, and made them AND'ed data values.
We seem to be in luck because the Value name Value data string
remained unchanged and the only change was in the Flags value
which went from 0 to 2. (So presumably you would see a current
value of 2 for Flags and changing that to 0 would be equivalent
to copying your rule, changing it, deleting the old rule and renaming
the new one.)


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
---


"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0DFB2748-4AC7-469D-8891-48F6678731F2@microsoft.com...
>I think I see what's wrong. I noticed some of these emails have the key word
> in the subject and some have it in the message body. So I had it down for
> both in the same rule, not realizing the rule reads "AND" not "OR"....So
> that's it. Since it's an extremely long list, is there an easy way to move
> the Message Body list to the rule I have which is only for message body key
> words? I don't want 2 separate rules with message body key words, so I don't
> want to make a new rule. Can't find a way to copy a list other than into a
> new rule. I's also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a given
> word had already been entered---my screen res is very high, so the print is a
> bit hard to read.
> --
> Thanks for the help!
> Janet
>
>
> "DGuess" wrote:
>
>> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi!
>> > That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met
>> > some
>> > criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
>> > deleted......
>> >
>>
>>
>> how is the rule set up?
>>
>>
>>
>>

Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
Thanks for your input, but I simply meant reading my rule entries in OE! I'm
afraid all the Registry info is WAY over my head....But see my new reply to
DGuess, where I describe a very interesting discovery...

Janet
--
Thanks for the help!


"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

> > I'd also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a given
> > word had already been entered---my screen res is very high,
> > so the print is a bit hard to read.
>
> Read where? Have you tried looking at the rule values under
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{...}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Mail\000\Criteria\000
> using RegEdit? E.g. I think that the values are binary strings
> but you could probably see an interpretation of the hex bytes
> by pressing Enter when looking at the Value name Value
> to see it interpreted in the Value data: field of the Edit Binary Value
> dialog.
>
> Actually it looks as if it may be feasible to model the essential
> details of your desired rule to figure out what the other values in
> the Criteria subkey should be and then try making those changes
> to your real rule. This would be most useful if the representation
> of all AND'ed data values is the same as all OR'ed data values.
> (e.g. all OR'ed data values seem to be in one Value data string
> separated by nulls). But depending on the meaning and values
> of those other values (Flags, Logic, Type and Valuetype) it may
> even be possible to link multiple Criteria subkeys with a different
> Boolean operator. (I don't know; I don't have any AND'ed values;
> I'm just suggesting this as an experiment.)
>
> FWIW I just did the reverse of what I think you have.
> I took a Mail rule which had OR'ed data values in it,
> copied it, deactivated the copy, and made them AND'ed data values.
> We seem to be in luck because the Value name Value data string
> remained unchanged and the only change was in the Flags value
> which went from 0 to 2. (So presumably you would see a current
> value of 2 for Flags and changing that to 0 would be equivalent
> to copying your rule, changing it, deleting the old rule and renaming
> the new one.)
>
>
> HTH
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---
>
>
> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0DFB2748-4AC7-469D-8891-48F6678731F2@microsoft.com...
> >I think I see what's wrong. I noticed some of these emails have the key word
> > in the subject and some have it in the message body. So I had it down for
> > both in the same rule, not realizing the rule reads "AND" not "OR"....So
> > that's it. Since it's an extremely long list, is there an easy way to move
> > the Message Body list to the rule I have which is only for message body key
> > words? I don't want 2 separate rules with message body key words, so I don't
> > want to make a new rule. Can't find a way to copy a list other than into a
> > new rule. I's also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a given
> > word had already been entered---my screen res is very high, so the print is a
> > bit hard to read.
> > --
> > Thanks for the help!
> > Janet
> >
> >
> > "DGuess" wrote:
> >
> >> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hi!
> >> > That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it "met
> >> > some
> >> > criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should have been
> >> > deleted......
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> how is the rule set up?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
>

Janetb
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
I'm afraid I didn't understand this sentece at all:
"Num Lock off then ALT and code 0254 will show whatever this is: þ "
What is that last character and how does it relate to this discussion?

I made a very interesting discovery:
An email passed thru undeleted with the sentence
"Viagra cialis valium and many other."
One of my message rules says to delete emails containing viagra or cialis or
valium in the message body. I tried to select those three words in the email
message body to see how they would appear pasted into notepad. When you run
the cursor over them, at first it highlights every other letter (a phenomenon
I have never seen before) and then finally highlights the entire word(s).
When I paste into Notepad, it reads:
V a r i l V l u
i g a C a is a i m

So these key words are written in in a way that different from how they
appear!

I wish I could just get off the mailing list. Or is there perhaps a way to
analyze Properties of the undesired emails to see a common sending-source?

Janet

--
Thanks for the help!


"DGuess" wrote:

> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:925F9B57-AA6B-4C55-8718-A550A24E1811@microsoft.com...
> >I like my fonts the size they are---except for the message rules...:-)....
> >
> > Do you mean I have to copy each word manually?? Seems strange not to be
> > able
> > to at least copy and paste....The 10+ variations of the word viagra
> > (composed
> > of numbers, letters, and diacritical marks) will take me ages---I don't
> > even
> > know how to make some of them---eg., various accent marks. What a
> > pain.....I
> > await your rule editor....:-).....
>
>
> Yeah, you have to copy them.
>
> Num Lock off then ALT and code 0254 will show whatever this is: þ
>
> Use Character Map to get the code. It's in the Accessories menu. Click on a
> character and the code will show what to press to get it.
>
>
>
>
>

riverdogs05
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
Janet, Remember that it continue to read rules until it hits a stop
processing order or is at end of rules list before action is taken. Then
it
probably uses the action in the last rule read. At least that is the way
it
has seem to work for me.
"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FBEFF5D8-4350-4B2F-8F1D-D367C694CBB6@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your input, but I simply meant reading my rule entries in OE!
> I'm
> afraid all the Registry info is WAY over my head....But see my new reply
> to
> DGuess, where I describe a very interesting discovery...
>
> Janet
> --
> Thanks for the help!
>
>
> "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
>
>> > I'd also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a given
>> > word had already been entered---my screen res is very high,
>> > so the print is a bit hard to read.
>>
>> Read where? Have you tried looking at the rule values under
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{...}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook
>> Express\5.0\Rules\Mail\000\Criteria\000
>> using RegEdit? E.g. I think that the values are binary strings
>> but you could probably see an interpretation of the hex bytes
>> by pressing Enter when looking at the Value name Value
>> to see it interpreted in the Value data: field of the Edit Binary
Value
>> dialog.
>>
>> Actually it looks as if it may be feasible to model the essential
>> details of your desired rule to figure out what the other values in
>> the Criteria subkey should be and then try making those changes
>> to your real rule. This would be most useful if the representation
>> of all AND'ed data values is the same as all OR'ed data values.
>> (e.g. all OR'ed data values seem to be in one Value data string
>> separated by nulls). But depending on the meaning and values
>> of those other values (Flags, Logic, Type and Valuetype) it may
>> even be possible to link multiple Criteria subkeys with a different
>> Boolean operator. (I don't know; I don't have any AND'ed values;
>> I'm just suggesting this as an experiment.)
>>
>> FWIW I just did the reverse of what I think you have.
>> I took a Mail rule which had OR'ed data values in it,
>> copied it, deactivated the copy, and made them AND'ed data values.
>> We seem to be in luck because the Value name Value data string
>> remained unchanged and the only change was in the Flags value
>> which went from 0 to 2. (So presumably you would see a current
>> value of 2 for Flags and changing that to 0 would be equivalent
>> to copying your rule, changing it, deleting the old rule and renaming
>> the new one.)
>>
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> Robert Aldwinckle
>> ---
>>
>>
>> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0DFB2748-4AC7-469D-8891-48F6678731F2@microsoft.com...
>> >I think I see what's wrong. I noticed some of these emails have the
key
>> >word
>> > in the subject and some have it in the message body. So I had it down
>> > for
>> > both in the same rule, not realizing the rule reads "AND" not
>> > "OR"....So
>> > that's it. Since it's an extremely long list, is there an easy way to
>> > move
>> > the Message Body list to the rule I have which is only for message
body
>> > key
>> > words? I don't want 2 separate rules with message body key words, so
I
>> > don't
>> > want to make a new rule. Can't find a way to copy a list other than
>> > into a
>> > new rule. I's also like to print it out so I can see at a glance if a
>> > given
>> > word had already been entered---my screen res is very high, so the
>> > print is a
>> > bit hard to read.
>> > --
>> > Thanks for the help!
>> > Janet
>> >
>> >
>> > "DGuess" wrote:
>> >
>> >> "Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:2F332DA5-3AB4-42B8-9EC6-4A258BFE556E@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Hi!
>> >> > That couldn't be it because ALL my rules are to delete---so if it
>> >> > "met
>> >> > some
>> >> > criteria of another rule first", as yu suggest, then it should
have
>> >> > been
>> >> > deleted......
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> how is the rule set up?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
>>


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DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
"Janetb" <Janetb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5AB4C579-B4A6-4347-987F-BA02A3CEB33D@microsoft.com...
> I'm afraid I didn't understand this sentece at all:
> "Num Lock off then ALT and code 0254 will show whatever this is: "
> What is that last character and how does it relate to this discussion?
>

Look at Character Map, START | All Programs | Accessories | Character Map.
This shows all the characters in a given font and the ALT code to be able to
display them. So for letters or characters you don't know what are, look
there and you will find them and how to display them.

> I made a very interesting discovery:
> An email passed thru undeleted with the sentence
> "Viagra cialis valium and many other."
> One of my message rules says to delete emails containing viagra or cialis
> or
> valium in the message body. I tried to select those three words in the
> email
> message body to see how they would appear pasted into notepad. When you
> run
> the cursor over them, at first it highlights every other letter (a
> phenomenon
> I have never seen before) and then finally highlights the entire word(s).
> When I paste into Notepad, it reads:
> V a r i l V l u
> i g a C a is a i m
>
> So these key words are written in in a way that different from how they
> appear!
>

I don't see ass much spam as I used to, between Earthlink's Spam filter and
some I have set up in Magic Mail Monitor, it's getting fewer and fewer.

Do this on a given message.
Open the message, then click on File | Properties
A window will pop up with a Details tab at the top, click on it and it will
show the header content. There is also a Message Source button.
Click it and you can view the contents of the message and you will see
they're doing so squirrelly things in there. Here is where you will find the
weirdnss.


> I wish I could just get off the mailing list. Or is there perhaps a way to
> analyze Properties of the undesired emails to see a common sending-source?
>

It's not a real mailing list and amything you can get off of short of using
7.62 mm (my fav!).

Here is something to think about. Instead of trying to filter OUT mail, try
filtering IN your mail. See an old page of mine on
http://www.mindspring.com/~majik/messagerules.htm

I use Message Rules to go thru the mail and sort it to different folders and
delete it if needed. You can delete from server (OE will not download it) on
particular criteria (Subject line words, from line, to line, to or Cc line
and size). You can't delete from server on anything if the message has to be
downloaded to be checked (words in the message or attachments).

I've used these for several years now and have had good success. Few people
are allowed into my Inbox and the rest goes to it's own folders or a Stuff
folder if it passes any other rules. My Inbox stays clean!!!!!!


Message Rules