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Run Outlook 2010 rules automatically at startup?

maliboo74 217 75 November 30, 2011 at 03:01 PM
If you are familiar with Outlook you may find that this question seems so simple, but I haven't found an answer.

I have 2 POP email accounts and 2 IMAP email accounts. I am trying to combine them all to a single inbox in Outlook 2010. The 2 POP accounts combine just fine. It's the IMAP accounts that cause a problem. So to solve the problem I have a simple rule that moves all the IMAP emails to the POP inbox. Problem solved. Here's the rub... the rule won't work when Outlook is closed. The rule will work if I click "Run Rules Now" so all emails in the IMAP inboxes stay there until I run the rule manually.

So here's the question... what can I do to get the rule to run automatically when I launch Outlook?

Thanks!

BTW: This is a home PC and not Exchange.

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This LINK [msoutlook.info] looks like the same issue:

"This usually indicates a corruption of either the rule or within the mailbox. It could also indicate a corruption in the send/receive settings file (srs-file) of Outlook.

Reset srs-file

Resetting the send/receive settings can be achieved by renaming the srs-file of your profile to .old. You can find the srs-file for your mail profile in;
* Windows Vista and Windows 7:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
* Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

To easily locate the folders for you, you can also use OutlookTools [howto-outlook.com] (free!)

Fix corruption when using a POP3 or IMAP account

When you use a POP3 or IMAP account and the above fix doesn’t work, you can reset your rules and test your mailbox for corruptions with the steps below.

1.Start with deleting the rule via; ��_Outlook 2007 and previous
Tools-> Rules and Alerts…
* Outlook 2010
File-> Manage Rules & Alerts

2.Determine the location of your pst-file;
* Outlook 2010
File-> Account Settings-> Account Settings-> tab Data Files

3.Close Outlook and run scanpst.exe against your pst-file to check it for errors
4.Start Outlook again
5.Recreate your rule. "
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I googled this problem and found the post you quoted long before I decided to make this post However, this is not a corruption issue.
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Quote from maliboo74 View Post :
If you are familiar with Outlook you may find that this question seems so simple, but I haven't found an answer.

I have 2 POP email accounts and 2 IMAP email accounts. I am trying to combine them all to a single inbox in Outlook 2010. The 2 POP accounts combine just fine. It's the IMAP accounts that cause a problem. So to solve the problem I have a simple rule that moves all the IMAP emails to the POP inbox. Problem solved. Here's the rub... the rule won't work when Outlook is closed. The rule will work if I click "Run Rules Now" so all emails in the IMAP inboxes stay there until I run the rule manually.

So here's the question... what can I do to get the rule to run automatically when I launch Outlook?

Thanks!

BTW: This is a home PC and not Exchange.
It may seem like a silly question but must be asked but is Outlook 2010 set to check for new mail on start up? The rules won't automatically run if Outlook does not poll for new mail first.
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That's the thing with IMAP accounts, you don't have to check for new mail as Outlook will remain connected to the email server and you don't have to check for new mail.
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That's the thing with IMAP accounts, you don't have to check for new mail as Outlook will remain connected to the email server and you don't have to check for new mail.
What all rules do you have in place?
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"Move it to the inbox folder"

Its just a simple rule that should apply to all messages. Moves messages from the IMAP account inbox to the POP inbox. Works great when Outlook is already open and a new message arrives, or if I choose to run rules manually.
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