Outlook Express Message Rules

  Graham ® 19:47 28 Jun 06

I have set a Message Rule to delete all mail addressed to Webmaster, because they are all spam. This works fine, but the New Mail icon in the Notification area stays on, even though the message has been deleted. If I go to deleted messages and open them, it goes. Rather defeats the object! Any thoughts, please?

  Jackcoms 20:13 28 Jun 06

What's the point of keeping deleted messages?

In OE go to Tools; Options; Maintenance and tick 'Empty messages from the deleted items folder on exit'.

  Graham ® 20:16 28 Jun 06

Thanks, but that will not solve the problem during a session.

  Jackcoms 20:21 28 Jun 06

In fact, I can't immediately think of a way around it.

Your message rule will sent any mail addressed to Webmaster straight to the Deleted Items box - UNREAD.

Thus, as far as OE is concerned you have new (unread) mail.

Unless any other members have any better ideas, I suggest that you live with it.

It's a nuisance rather than life threatening.

  Graham ® 20:50 28 Jun 06

I've added 'Mark it as read' to the actions.

  Jackcoms 20:52 28 Jun 06

Green tick?

  Graham ® 20:54 28 Jun 06

Give us a chance!

  Tim1964 23:07 28 Jun 06

Set the message rule to 'delete from server....' that way you won't download them at all.

  johnnyrocker 23:09 28 Jun 06

no green tick then? get mailwasher prob solved.


  terryf 00:51 29 Jun 06


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