July 6, 2010
MS Outlook Rules "on behalf of"
This was driving me nuts. I'd get these stupid spam emails into my MS Outlook 2003 inbox and they're always from some random email address "on behalf of" someone else. Total spam, and I could tell at a glance that it was junk email, but I could never figure out how to write a Rule in MS Outlook to tell it to ignore these stupid messages. Why? Because the email address was different every time and I just couldn't figure out how to write the rule and I wanted to start killing strangers.
Then, I found this site and they said how to do it.
Go to Tools - Rules and Alerts - New Rule - Start from a blank rule - Check messages when they arrive. Click Next.
It will say "Which conditions do you want to check". Step 1: Select condition(s).
Scroll down until you find "with specific word in the message header" (15th item down for me). Check the box beside "with specific word in the message header".
The bottom box is labeled "Step 2: Edit the rule description". Click on the hyperlink "specific words" and enter the text "on behalf of" (without the quotes). Click next or finish and you should be done. :)
Posted by Rob Kiser on July 6, 2010 at 9:05 PM