Sort rules on alphabetical order

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Roady [MVP]

Sure, manually but what are you trying to achieve with that?

They are sorted in logical order; the order in which you want to execute

them. Since you are free to name the rules whatever you like, you can of

course rename them to something that would be alphabetical in order.

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"Henk" <Henk> wrote in message

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> Is it possible to sort rules in Outlook on alphabetical order?
 
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David J

Not a helpful response.

I also would like to sort the rules. Order of execution is less important

to me than the ease with which I can add new addressees to existing rules.

To do that, I have to find the rule amongst the many rules I have established

to manage my complicated life.

So please answer the question rather than posing one of your own.

Is it possible to sort the rules list alphabetically - possibly using a

macro - and, if not, please can it be added to future versions of Outlook

even if it is too late for 2003.

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:


> Sure, manually but what are you trying to achieve with that?

> They are sorted in logical order; the order in which you want to execute
> them. Since you are free to name the rules whatever you like, you can of
> course rename them to something that would be alphabetical in order.

> >

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> "Henk" <Henk> wrote in message
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> > Is it possible to sort rules in Outlook on alphabetical order?


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Dave Lapierre

I completely understand what this person is trying to do as I have the same

issue. I only use the rules to sort my email as it arrives. For example I

have several rules that move emails into a "travel" folder. I have one for

United Airlines, one for Jet Blue etc and each rule puts mail into a folder

called "travel" In retrospec I could have created one giant rule called

Travel where it is the logical or of a bunce of items but I did not think to

set it up that way.

What happens is that every once in a while I essentially duplicate the logic

of a rule by accident. This happens for instance when I have a rule for that

checks for an email with the words "united.com" in the sender address and

then I have another rule for that does the same for "ual.com" Then United

Airlines launches some marketing promo campeign with an address such as

ual.united.com and my rules end up making two copied of the email in my

travel folder. At that point I want to search all my rules and clean up the

duplication but this is difficult as my rules are all in a random order.

Just like the original post I don't care at all about the order my rules are

applied.

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:


> Sure, manually but what are you trying to achieve with that?

> They are sorted in logical order; the order in which you want to execute
> them. Since you are free to name the rules whatever you like, you can of
> course rename them to something that would be alphabetical in order.

> >

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> "Henk" <Henk> wrote in message
> news:F1B86356-7BE4-4298-8EEF-A14483D0ABA2@microsoft.com...
> > Is it possible to sort rules in Outlook on alphabetical order?


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Bob I

The order they are listed in is the order that they will run. If you

don't care about the order in which they run you may move them into any

order you want. They will still run in the order that they are listed.

Dave Lapierre wrote:


> I completely understand what this person is trying to do as I have the same
> issue. I only use the rules to sort my email as it arrives. For example I
> have several rules that move emails into a "travel" folder. I have one for
> United Airlines, one for Jet Blue etc and each rule puts mail into a folder
> called "travel" In retrospec I could have created one giant rule called
> Travel where it is the logical or of a bunce of items but I did not think to
> set it up that way.

> What happens is that every once in a while I essentially duplicate the logic
> of a rule by accident. This happens for instance when I have a rule for that
> checks for an email with the words "united.com" in the sender address and
> then I have another rule for that does the same for "ual.com" Then United
> Airlines launches some marketing promo campeign with an address such as
> ual.united.com and my rules end up making two copied of the email in my
> travel folder. At that point I want to search all my rules and clean up the
> duplication but this is difficult as my rules are all in a random order.
> Just like the original post I don't care at all about the order my rules are
> applied.

> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:

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> >Sure, manually but what are you trying to achieve with that?
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>>They are sorted in logical order; the order in which you want to execute
> >them. Since you are free to name the rules whatever you like, you can of
> >course rename them to something that would be alphabetical in order.
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>>"Henk" <Henk> wrote in message
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> >>Is it possible to sort rules in Outlook on alphabetical order?

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Brian Tillman

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"Dave Lapierre" <Dave Lapierre> wrote in message

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> I completely understand what this person is trying to do as I have the same
> issue. I only use the rules to sort my email as it arrives. For example I
> have several rules that move emails into a "travel" folder. I have one for
> United Airlines, one for Jet Blue etc and each rule puts mail into a folder
> called "travel" In retrospec I could have created one giant rule called
> Travel where it is the logical or of a bunce of items but I did not think to
> set it up that way.


For many rules, it won't matter how you've listed them but for some, execution

order is crucial and moving one rule to a different position in relation to

another can alter what the rules do.

The MVP Summit is being held in Seattle right now and one MVP is bringing a

list of requests for things to implement in Outlook 2010. On that list is a

rules editor. Perhaps it will eventually make it into Outlook.

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