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For a Microsoft Outlook 2002 version of this article, see 292063
If the Outlook Rules Wizard does not provide a feature that meets your mail-routing needs, you can perhaps use Outlook Visual Basic for Applications to create a custom rule. This article describes how to get started setting up a simple rule and discusses some important considerations to keep in mind when creating a rule using Visual Basic for Applications.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS)The following steps create a rule that automatically forwards any mail you receive outside of regular business hours to another e-mail address, such as the e-mail address you use at home, or to someone else who works the shift after yours.
222482The following considerations should be taken into account if you are considering implementing a rules solution using Visual Basic for Applications:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222482/EN-US/ )OL2000: How To Handle Unexpected Items in a Collection
For additional information about available resources and answers to commonly asked questions about Microsoft Outlook 2000 solutions, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/146636/EN-US/ )OL2000: Questions About Custom Forms and Outlook Solutions
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.