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  • Help needed to move read email to the folder

    Hi,

    There is a requirement to create a rule to automatically move the emails after being read to another folder.

    I understand that there is no default rule in outlook. Also I tried to search any tool or script to do it but did not help.

    Is someone aware of any solution that will help us to achieve this?

    Thanks,
    Kapil Sharma
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  • #2
    Re: Help needed to move read email to the folder

    Outlook rules are only triggered by a select few events. E-mails being read is not one of them.

    You could create a VBA script to look for e-mails with the status "read" and then move them to another folder. You'd have to be careful not to move a mail while it was being read, though, as that would cause the window to close or, as the user would report, "my mail disappears when I try to read it!"

    I don't think there's a good way to accomplish what you want in Outlook. It sounds like the user wants e-mail to behave as something else entirely, like a case in a ticket system or a document in a workflow.

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    • #3
      Re: Help needed to move read email to the folder

      Are you sure they're being moved to another folder or just disappearing? It's possible you have the Inbox filter set to show only Unread messages.

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      • #4
        Re: Help needed to move read email to the folder

        I don't think anything is disappearing - the OP wanted a rule to move email when read, and Ser Olmy warned of the dangers of "vanishing emails"
        Tom Jones
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