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Windows 7: Apply Now in Message rules WLM

29 Mar 2010   #1
sparksals

Windows 7
 
 
Apply Now in Message rules WLM

I recently got a new computer that is running Win 7. I used OE on my old XP computer, and like everyone else, I am having difficulty adjusting to WLM.

In OE, I had several message rules set up to filter mail into different folders automatically for my several email addresses (all pop). If I wanted to create another rule from existing messages, I created the rule, clicked apply now and set it to apply to the inbox and all subfolders.

For some reason, I cannot get this to work in WLM. I created the rules successfully and messages are going to their rightful folder. However, the messages in my inbox prior to creating the rules will not move with the 'apply now' function.

I belong to many yahoo groups. I want the yahoo groups emails in my inbox to go to my yahoo groups folder. In OE, I clicked it to search all folders, but it won't allow me to do this in WLM, only inbox and storage folders.

Can someone please explain how I get the messages from inbox to my yahoo groups folder using apply now in message rules? I get stumped at the which folder to apply to since it doesn't allow me to apply to subfolders - it's dimmed. I can't figure out if I apply to the folder the message is in currently b/c I get stumped when it doesn't allow me to tick 'subfolders'.

Can anyone help?


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29 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

In WLM go to tools and then message rules then mail. Look it over, I think that it will be self explanatory. If you have specific problems, just post and I will try to help.

As far as I know, you make the folder that you want and then you send the mail to it based upon name, etc.
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30 Mar 2010   #3
sparksals

Windows 7
 
 

I have looked it over and it's not really self explanatory. That's why I am asking the question here. I had no problem with the function in OE, but can't get it to work in WLM. I must be missing something, a new procedure or a small thing because it doesn't work.

I did post my specific problem in my original message.
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31 Mar 2010   #4
sparksals

Windows 7
 
 

CAn anyone help with this? I am also having difficulty getting messages to go into their folders.
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31 Mar 2010   #5
richc46

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We will do it step by step. Go to message rules>mail. Then select a condition (mentally) and tell me what it is. When you post that, we go to step 2
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01 Apr 2010   #6
sparksals

Windows 7
 
 

Ok this is what I have done so far: I don't like the separate folders for each email address in WLM, so I created rules to move them all to part of the thread under my main email. All messages are going to the right folders for that condition when mail arrives, but for sorting messages, they are not going in.

For instance, I created a folder for all my messages from USAA with these conditions: where the from line contains 'usaa.com', move it to the USAA folder. However, none of the messages are going into that folder, they go into the main folder for that mailbox even though the mailbox folder is lower in the rule list (which I know processes in order). I have tried many other conditions by adding 'when the message body contain usaa.com' etc. No dice.
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01 Apr 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Is the folder that you created a sub box of the inbox or the account title?

Try creating the new box attached to the account title. See it that helps.
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26 Oct 2010   #8
atticquilter

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Apply Now in Message rules WLM

I too have a new WLM; no matter how I chose the selections I do not get any downloaded messages sent to the appropriate folder/box; even when I highlight & "choose apply now". Perhaps I don't understand exactly what the message rules are suppose to do. My assumption is that when mail downloads it will be moved into the files/sub boxes created and chosen under the INBOX.

Any help would be appreciated.
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26 Oct 2010   #9
atticquilter

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Apply Now in Message rules WLM

I reread the answers multiple times before I sent in my post and then I reread the replies one more time after submitting my post and I FINALLY got it. I had made the sub files/boxes for my storage under the INBOX rather than the account name. So thanks richc46 for the information and the help.
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26 Oct 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I was ready to explain, again. Thanks for letting me know
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