Are you manually applying the rule? If so you have run into a bug in
When Manually applying a mail Message Rule criteria Where From Contains
A From header can be of two forms:
1) From: Name <e-mail address>
2) From: e-mail address
When Manually applied, the rule does NOT check the e-mail address in
form #1 within the < >.
It will match the e-mail address in form #2. And it will match if
checking for Name.
The rule works perfectly when automatically applied to incoming POP3
message. It will match on the e-mail address in the <>.
The bug just appears to be with the From header. Testing on the To and
Cc headers when Manually applying rules works fine.
Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
"GbH" <Geoff_Hannington@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Sorry if:
> a. this has been asked before, I couldn't find any posts regarding
> b. my subject is confusing.
> I'm using WLM 2008 (BUILD 12.0.1606)? IE7, XP SP3
> was using OE6.
> I recently imported my OE6 accounts complete with messages address
> book/contacts and rules.
> The folder structure came over OK. Unfortunately many messages do not
> land up in the folders they did on OE. It appears that the 'from'
> content no longer matches that it did in OE. If I alter the rules such
> that the 'from' contains the contacts name rather than their address
> it seems to operate OK.
> Is this a feature? Or have I missed a switch somewhere that enables
> the address translation?
> Wisdom and experience come with age, they say, but I wish I could
> remember the darn question