OL2000: Rules Wizard Custom Actions and Third Party Add-Ins

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When you use the Rules Wizard in Microsoft Outlook to set up a rule for processing e-mail messages, you have the option to "Perform a custom action." Custom actions are additional features supplied by third party add- ins. Outlook supplies no custom actions.

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There are a number of Rules Wizard custom actions, as Outlook add-ins, available on the Internet from third party sources. To find Outlook add-ins on the Internet, use your Web browser to query on "Outlook" and "add-ins."

Although Microsoft support engineers can help with the installation of add- ins, they will not modify the add-ins to provide new functionality and Microsoft does not guarantee the add-in can be used in all situations.


For more information about developing custom rules, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
151690 : XCLN: What is the 'Custom' Rule Action For?

The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.


Article ID: 196868 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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