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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2003 by Ken Slovak

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Creating a Rule

Rules can be created in two ways. Simple rules for a specific e-mail can be created using the Create Rule option; more general or more complex rules are created using the Rules Wizard. You will learn how to create rules using both methods in the following sections.

Using the Create Rule Command

Create Rule is a command available for e-mail items; you can use it to create a simple rule to display an e-mail in an Alert window, play a sound, or move an e-mail to another folder based on the conditions you select. To use the Create Rule dialog, right-click on an e-mail item and select Create Rule to open the dialog shown in Figure 19.3.

Figure 19.3. The Create Rule dialog enables you to create a rule that shows an e-mail in an Alert ...

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