12:53 - Sunday, 20 April 2014

Outlook Web Access And Rules

#Topics: 2013 outlook web rules,mail forwarding rules owa 2013,outlook web access can not find rules,outlook web access cant find Rules,outlook web view rules 2013

One of my clients would prefer that I have an email address in their domain. They run SBS 2k8 so I just monitor my email from them (and their clients) via Outlook Web Access.

No POP or IMAP access, only OWA. No VPN access either, so no “real” Outlook. Just OWA.

I figured I’d build an outlook rule to forward mail from that account to an account that I monitor — that way I won’t need to keep IE open all the time to monitor email. However, I just can’t seem to get the dang rule to work and am hoping someone here can give me a nudge or pointer.

From OWA, I click on Options -> Rules and edit my current rule that kinda works. The rule is supposed to forward the email sent to me and then move it to a folder. It does move it to a folder… just never seems to forward it.

The rule looks like this:

Apply this rule after the message arrives
where my name is in the To box
redirect it to [email protected]
and move it to the Forwarded to MyEmail folder
except with “ALERT” in the subject

As I mentioned, mail does get moved, just never redirected. I’ve tried “Forward” and “redirect” actions with the same results.

Any suggestions?

Right then. So I just broke down and had him configure a forwarder for me on his Exchange server. Problem solved, no rules necessary.

original issue to remain a mystery.

Remember you can always try RPC over HTTP (Outlook Anywhere) and then the user can use real outlook whereever and whenever. Just a pointer. Good luck :D

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