Outlook 2003 rule to detect a blank category

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I've set up a rule to assign the "Personal" category to all outgoing messages from one of my e-mail accounts. It works fine, but I'd really like to improve this rule so that it does this only if the category is BLANK. For example, if I manually assign the message to the "Financial" category before I click the Send button, then I don't want the message to be assigned to both the "Financial" and "Personal" categories.

Is there a way for me to accomplish this by creating an exception using the "except if assigned to category" checkbox? Assuming that the answer is no, then is there a way for me to use that same checkbox ("except if assigned to category") to specify a list of ALL my categories manually (either by typing them or by putting checkmarks next to them) that would be treated as an OR filter rather than an AND filter? If not, then would it be possible to do it with VBA (which I know nothing about)? Thanks.
 

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The exception uses AND to link the categories together, so you'd need a separate rule for each category - its not possible to change it to OR.

It would be possible to use VBA and there might be sample VBA available. You can check at outlookcode.com. I'll also see if i can find some code samples.
 
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