Fix Issues with Auto Forward Option in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a recent version of the highly productive and functional information management program from the Microsoft called Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Outlook 2007 version also shares some common features and functions with its predecessors as all Microsoft Outlook versions are based on the same working platform. Microsoft Outlook 2007 is having a multitude of advanced options put to the user’s end via simple interface. It enables their effective utilization by all types and levels of users. The auto forward feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a highly functional option that helps the users to automatically forward or divert the mails from an account or user to another mail box or mail address. This is by defining a command called the auto forward rule and is executed automatically in normal cases when the defined mails arrive into the user mailbox. This auto forward feature using the rule might fail to work properly due to a number of valid reasons like, improper account settings or configuration, improper server settings, system issues and application errors etc.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix issues with the auto forward option in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Reconfigure auto forward
- Verify server settings
- Repair program and update
Reconfigure Auto Forward
The users who are having issues with the working of auto forward rule in Microsoft Outlook 2007 are advised to delete the rule and set it up again. This is because the errors with the working of the rule might be due to minor errors with the program configuration file. Deleting the current setting and reconfiguring the rule will fix the issues.
Verify Server Settings
Improperness in the server settings of the program can also cause issues with the automatic execution of the set rule and therefore the users should verify the server settings also before processing any further. The users should confirm that the ‘Allow automatic forward’ option is checked in the 'Advanced' menu of the server settings and if not, should select it and apply changes. Doing so will help the users to make use of the auto forwarding rule in Microsoft Outlook 2007 without any further errors.
Repair Program and Update
The errors and issues with the application file folder and configuration files can also cause problems with the working of the supported functions like the auto forwarding. The users in these kinds of cases are advised to repair the program using the diagnostic tool or the original set-up file and update the program after the repair operation. This will fix all issues with the application and will resolve errors with auto forwarding.
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