Rules Wizard Not Working in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the latest version of Outlook created by Microsoft. Outlook 2010 is embedded with lots of features and it offers users numerous organizational tools. Some of the tools and features included within it are accessing e-mails, importing and exporting, calendar, address book, rule creation, etc. Rule creation in Outlook 2010 helps to sort all incoming e-mails in various methods that suits needs of users. This feature also helps to filter e-mails according to specific folder destinations that are based on e-mail group. There are numerous advantages of using rules in Outlook 2010-it reduces the need for reading and sorting each e-mail message individually. You could even pick e-mails from a specific category and also create filters according to these categories. Users can create rules in two different ways by sending mails to the interested person and by using Rules wizard. The messaging manager for Outlook is termed as Rules Wizard. With this wizard users can provide rules that is, instructions for performing actions on both incoming and outgoing e-mails.
Here is more on resolving the issue of Rules wizard not working in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Create and Use Rules Wizard in Outlook 2010
- Issues of Rules Wizard Not Working
- Tips to Fix
Create and Use Rules Wizard in Outlook 2010
Creating rules with rules wizard in Outlook 2010 is an easy process. This can be done by opening Outlook and selecting 'File' tab. From the Info view, click 'Manage Rules & Alerts' button. From this select 'New Rule' option and then choose 'Move messages' from someone to a folder option. In order to go to the next page click 'Next' button. When the rule wizard opens choose the condition relevant to you. After this choose information like address, location, etc. and click 'Finish' to end the process.
Issues of Rules wizard Not Working
Issues might be created when rules wizard does not work in Outlook 2010. When this problem arises users might not be able to create any rules and cannot assign any instructions to incoming and outgoing e-mail messages. Users cannot set notifications like assigning sound when new message arrives, cannot move messages to sender-based folders, cannot flag messages, etc. In turn it affects system performance and its productivity.
Tips to Fix
There are several tips to fix Rules wizard not working issue in Outlook 2010. This might be resolved by disabling multiple conditions for the rule if assigned, ensuring the existence of all message folders for transactions like inbox, Outbox, etc. Users might also have to update the software installed, try resetting Outlook, etc. Also ensure that the new rules created and the mailboxes are not corrupted; resetting send/receive settings might also resolve this problem.
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