Autoforward emails to different contacts based on certain criteria using only one rule

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Jramirez

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How do you create a rule in Outlook to autoforward emails with attachments based on a 10 digit ID number contained within the body of the email to a contact that has the same ID number listed under the company field of the contact. Also, for the rule to pick up any additional emails listed under the same contact. There are hundreds of contacts and each one has their own unique 10 digit ID number and may have up to 3 emails. Any assistance is appreciated.
 

Michael Bauer

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All a rule could do here would be to trigger a script for only those emails you want to forward. For all of the rest you need to write that script.

Here's a sample that's not triggered by a rule, but as soon as an item is added to your inbox. It searches a contact by the sender address of the email. You can adapt it to search the contact by the subject. In UpdateEmail, if the contact is found, call Mail.Forward an add the contact's addresses to the new returned by the Forward function.
 
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