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Creating a rule in Outlook to sort by attachment name?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by Dubfire, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Dubfire

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    Hi Guys,

    Ive been trying to find a way in Outlook 2003 by means of a rule to sort by attachment names. As all other fields are the same (subject, message body etc..) The only difference is the attachment name.

    I receive many emails that I need to sort into certain folders.

    Any ideas??? Would I need a script to pull this off??

    There is 4 of us on tonight and we cant come up with an solution!!!

    Any help would be appreciated
     
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  2. Notes_Bloke

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    Are you wanting to sort the attachments and, for example, move all the .pdf's into a separate folder?

    If so, you could probably do this by creating a new rule and using the "With specific words in the message header" option. Then click on "specific words" and enter the file extension (eg. .pdf) and click add.

    Then choose the desired action you want to perform, ie. move, copy etc.

    NB
     
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  3. Dubfire

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    Thanks for your reply mate. But I have to stress that the only thing in the email that is different is the attachment name, all other parts of the email are the same (Subject Line, message body, etc..). Does anyone know how I can sort email by using only the attachment name?

    Mark
     
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  4. Sparky
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    You might be able to do something with vbscript here mate.
     
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  5. Dubfire

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    Yeah thanks for this Sparky :D

    I thought this would be the case but wanted to be sure I had'nt missed something in Outlook

    Looking into this now...
     
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  6. Dubfire

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    Poilcy does not allow me to run a script in Outlook and im not an administrator for this system...

    Here goes another RFC...

    Where is that war and peace book...
     
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